Vadim Zhuk, a major contemporary poet writing in Russian, was born in Leningrad in 1947. Vadim graduated from the theatrical faculty of LGITMiK. Upon graduation, he earned his living as an actor in theaters of Siberia, in addition to working other jobs. He has authored ten books of poetry. In addition to writing poetry, he writes for the theater.
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.