Alexander Kushner

Alexander Kushner (b. 1936) is a poet from St. Petersburg who writes in classic, nineteenth century style. Josef Brodsky once called him “one of the best lyrical poets of the twentieth century.” He received the prestigious Pushkin Prize for poetry in 2001. Two of his many books of poetry have been translated into English and are published by Farrar Straus Giroux.

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