And at dawn
I shall put on a necklace
of avian footprints,
And depart, stepping weightlessly on
And I’ll exit this ruthlessly mean ecumene of humans,
Beyond evil and good, having spent all my strength,
I shall fall.
And you shall come, you will find me, my love! You shall know me,
That same instant I’ll know you too. We shall be free and serene…
From the snowfields tinted with blood, you shall raise me,
And we’ll go and fade, –
Like an echo,
* * *
И с утра
Ожерелье из птичьих следов
И по первому снегу легка-невесома
И покину границы жестокой людской ойкумены,
За пределами зла и добра я без сил
И придёшь ты ко мне мой возлюбленный нежный,
И узнаешь меня, и узнаю тебя в тот же миг,
И поднимешь меня ты с полей окровавлено-снежных,
И уйдём и растаем,
Born and raised in Leningrad, Margarita graduated from the Leningrad State University’s Department of Philology, majoring in English Lit. Afterward, she lived in Poland, where she graduated from the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Department of Hebrew Language & Lit. After that, she lived in Israel, where she defended her dissertation in discourse analysis at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2004, she’s been living in Toronto, where she works as a medical translator. Her poems and short stories have been published in various Russian-language anthologies and magazines, both online and in print. She published a collection of poems, Night Bear Confessions”.
Simon Patlis grew up in the former Soviet Union (first in Tashkent, later in Kishinev.) Since moving to the US in 1991, he’s lived in San Diego, CA. Mathematician by education, he works as an IT consultant. He has been writing poetry since childhood and translates English and Russian poetry (English to Russian, Russian to English). He is the author of “Duda”, published in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, in 2006. His work was published in “The Notebook. A Collection of Contemporary Russian Poetry in North America” (“Общая Тетрадь”, Moscow, 2007), as well as in other collections and almanacs of poetry published over the years in Russia and the US.
A collection of essays and reviews by Art Beck. “These pieces are selected from a steady series of essays and reviews I found myself publishing in the late aughts of the still early century.”
A collection of early poems by Zabolotsky, translated into English by Dmitri Manin. “Dmitri Manin’s translations retain the freshness of Zabolotsky’s vision.” – Boris Dralyuk
A book of wartime poems by Alexandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, fighting for the independence of his country by means at his disposal – words and rhymes.
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.