Vladimir Zhbankov

About the Author:

Владимир Жбанков
photo by Lisa Zhbankova
Vladimir Zhbankov
Kyiv, Ukraine

Vladimir Zhbankov was born in Moscow in 1985 and has lived in Kyiv since 2015. He is the author of two collections of poems: “The Third Alphabet” and “Matchka” (Laurus, Kyiv, 2019, 2022). His texts have been published in  Russian literary magazines, such as Prologue, Znamya, SHO, Interpoetry, Polutona, and others. In early spring 2022, he refused to be evacuated. After the Russian invasion, he worked as a volunteer in the defense of Kyiv, and later, as a coordinator of the project specializing in search and assistance to Ukrainian prisoners of war (Poshuk.Polon).


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.

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