Alexander Makarov-Krotkov. Translations by Nina Kossman

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Alexander Makarov-Krotkov. Translations by Nina Kossman

опишите
что вы видите

простите
но мы вынуждены
вас задержать

2021

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describe
what you see

sorry
but we are forced
to detain you

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открой для себя
мир
членистоногих

войди к ним
протяни
руку дружбы

помни
это твой мир
не покидай его

время ещё
не пришло

2021

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discover for yourself
the world
of arthropods

enter it
offer it your
hand in friendship

remember
this is your world
don’t leave it

it’s not time
yet

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если честно
мне неинтересно
а так-то конечно
ну очень хорошие стихи

2001

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to be honest
I am not very interested
but otherwise of course
well, these are very good poems

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от самиздата
до фэйсбука

прости Господи

2016

*

from samizdat
to facebook

help us Lord

Translated from Russian by Nina Kossman

About the Author:

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Alexander Makarov-Krotkov
Moscow, Russia

Alexander Makarov-Krotkov was born in 1959. His poetry began to appear in samizdat in the mid-80s. In 1989 he was published in famous émigré Paris-based journals “Kontinent” and “Mulet”.  After 1989, his work began to appear in literary magazines in his homeland. He was published in a wide spectrum of literary journals and anthologies both in Russia and abroad, in Russian as well as in translations.  Alexander Makarov-Krotkov is the author of seven books of poems, laureate of several literary prizes, and participant in many national and international festivals, he lives in Moscow.

About the Translator:

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Nina Kossman
New York, USA

Nina Kossman’s nine books include three books of poems, two books of short stories, an anthology she edited for Oxford University Press, and a novel. Her work has been translated from English into French, Spanish, Greek, Japanese, Hebrew, Persian, Chinese, Russian, Italian, Danish, and Dutch. Her Russian work was published in Russian periodicals in and outside of Russia. She is a recipient of an NEA fellowship, UNESCO/PEN Short Story award, grants from the Onassis Foundation, the Foundation for Hellenic Culture, etc. Her website is https://ninakossman.com/.

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