Nver Romia Hayrapetyan was born in 1971, in Egipatrush, a village in Armenia, where he still resides. He has been drawing and painting since his early childhood. He started studying at the Yerevan State Academy of Art but did not graduate. His works have been exhibited at several personal exhibitions and many group ones. Since 2014, he has been an honorary member of the Union of Artists of Armenia.
This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.
This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!