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1. Poems for a Golden Autumn

Autumn is colder and darker than summer, but is it really that depressing? Classic poets and rock musicians weigh in.

Tags: russian music, rock music, poetry, fall, autumn, DDT, Bunin, Yesenin, Tsvetaeva, boris pasternak, Pushkin
By Tiffany Zhu
2. At Zima Junction, 1943

A poem from the new volume Alcestis of the Underworld, by a regular translator of works published by Russian Life Books.

Tags: poetry, literature, siberia, gulag
3. Fire-Breathing Beast

A poem by Maxim Amelin, translated by Derek Mong and Anne O. Fisher.

Tags: amelin, poetry
4. The Popular Assembly

Krylov on democracy and how leaders are chosen: "However just the rules and laws, in unjust hands or beaks or paws they can be bent to serve the goal of leaders loath to lose control."

Tags: fable, poetry, krylov
5. The Wolf in the Kennel

Krylov on how one negotiates with wolves. Hint: one doesn't. "Of wolves I’ve learned a thing or two. With them there’s only one sure truce."

Tags: fable, poetry, krylov
6. We Once Had a Poet Named Tyutchev

Fyodor Tyutchev (whose 115th birthday is today) was endowed with genius and good luck: a great Russian poet, he was not killed in a duel or in the Caucasus.  Nor did he rot in Siberia, but instead lived until he was 70 and died in his own bed. 

Tags: poetry, literature, Tyutchev
By Anatoly Liberman
7. The Translator

Galina Sergeyevna Usova is a poet and translator of English prose and poetry. For the last few years, she has been standing outside St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic Institute metro station selling her books.

Tags: poetry, literature, language
8. The Babi Yar Tragedy, Remembered in Poetry

On September 29-30, 1941, Nazi troops shot over 33,000 Jews at the edge of the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev. Yevgeny Yevtushenko's poem memorializing the tragedy ensures it will never be forgotten. 

Tags: Russia, Babi Yar, Yevtushenko, Evtushenko, Holocaust, WWII, poetry
By Alice E.M. Underwood
9. Quotable Pushkin for Six Everyday Occasions

In honor of Alexander Pushkin's 217th birthday, here's a small sample of his poems to show that his writing isn't just pretty and witty – it can help you through almost any situation.

Tags: pushkin, poetry, russia, literature, history, eugene onegin, boris godunov, bronze horseman
By Alice E.M. Underwood
10. Two Miracles of Russian Love Poetry

On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Среди миров."

Tags: pushkin, literature, russian literature, poetry, annensky
By Anatoly Liberman

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