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Chasing the Black Hen or Phantasmagoria in the Provincial City

Discussing the “New Epic” in Contemporary Russian Poetry In an interview with “Vrijj Nederlands” in 1982 describing Russian poetry, Joseph Brodsky mentioned that in his opinion, there were only two outstanding poets left (Eugenii Rein and Yurii Kublanovsky – E.D.): … Continue reading

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Scenes from Russia

Excerpt from “Balustrade in Bykovo” by Maria Stepanova “Russian Gothic, Domes-lamps. Girls-sweethearts. Church and mallows…” “Русская готика Купола-лампочки. Девочки-лапочки. Церква и мальвы….” [Maria Stepanova. Stikhi i proza v odnom tome. Moscow: NLO, 2010.p.94] About the author: born in Moscow in … Continue reading

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Provincial Russia by Maria Stepanova

Among many voices of  young contemporary Russian poets, the poetry of Maria Stepanova is one of the most intriguing. Her first major collection Songs of Northern Southerners       (2001) was so unusual, that the critics immediately called her poetic style a … Continue reading

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