Robert Chandler

About the Author:

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Robert Chandler
London, UK

Robert Chandler is a British poet and translator. He is the editor of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (Penguin), co-editor of the Penguin Book of Russian Poetry and the author of a short life of Alexander Pushkin (Pushkin Press). His translations include works by Andrey Platonov, Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad and Life and Fate, and Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter. Chandler’s co-translations of Platonov’s Soul and Hamid Ismailov’s The Railway were both chosen as “best translation of the year from a Slavonic language” by AATSEEL. He has also translated selections of Sappho and Guillaume Apollinaire.

Bookshelf
by Ian Probstein

A new collection of poems by Ian Probstein. (In Russian)

by Ilya Perelmuter (editor)

Launched in 2012, “Four Centuries” is an international electronic magazine of Russian poetry in translation.

by Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967) was one of the most prolific Russian writers of the twentieth century.  Babi Yar and Other Poems, translated by Anna Krushelnitskaya, is a representative selection of Ehrenburg’s poetry, available in English for the first time.

by William Conelly

Young readers will love this delightful work of children’s verse by poet William Conelly, accompanied by Nadia Kossman’s imaginative, evocative illustrations.

by Maria Galina

A book of poems by Maria Galina, put together and completed exactly one day before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is Galina’s seventh book of poems. With translations by Anna Halberstadt and Ainsley Morse.

by Aleksandr Kabanov

The first bilingual (Russian-English) collection of poems by Aleksandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, “Elements for God” includes poems that predicted – and now chronicle – Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Videos
Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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