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Strelnia Elegy by Joseph Brodsky

Excerpt from  Strelnia Elegy by Joseph Brodsky Translated by Margarita Dimova Light of the palaces and castles, the palaces and castles’               light, the flowerbed of brick roses, blooming in the winter, what native … Continue reading

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Contemporary Russian Poetry in Translation

 We continue our series of contemporary Russian poetry in translation. One of the early masterpieces of Joseph Brodsky was  written in the transit prison after his infamous trial in 1964. The translation of this poem was submitted at the first … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Garden of Brodsky

“Listen, my boon brethren and my enemies! What I’ve done, I’ve done not for fame or memories In this era of radio-waves and cinemas, But for the sake of my native tongue and letters !” 1972 —  Joseph Brodsky Translated … Continue reading

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Remembering Joseph Brodsky

                                                        After Two Years By Joseph  Brodsky Translated by Margarita Dimova No, we did not grow mute or older. We speak our own words, as before, And our coats are the same dark color, And the same women do not … Continue reading

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