Olga Agour was born in Russia, lived in Baku, and moved to Israel in 1990. She is the author of two poetry collections in Russian, one poetry collection in Hebrew, and a book of translations from Hebrew into Russian of the Israeli poet Yona Volakh. Agour is a member of the Writers’ Union of Israel. Her work has been published in many print and online periodicals. A psychotherapist by profession, she volunteers her time on a psychological help hotline used by people in Ukraine, and by refugees fleeing both the war in Ukraine and the totalitarian regime in Russia.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.
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.