A New émigré Russian Writer Makes Waves in the U.S.

ShareAmerica By Christopher Connell Novelist Vladimir Nabokov fled the Russian Revolution and won acclaim writing in English. The exiled Joseph Brodsky, persecuted in the Soviet Union for his poems and Jewish religion, won a Nobel Prize and became U.S. poet laureate. Now a
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Joseph Brodsky’s Drawings, Like His Poetry, Echo Pushkin

Among the most cherished possessions of Solomon Volkov, author of the book Conversations with Joseph Brodsky, are drawings by the Russian-American poet and Nobel laureate, including a self-portrait and sketches of Volkov and his wife. “He was a gifted draftsman who could do very good likenesses of people with a (more...)

A Poet for the People

A Poet for the People

By Mark Trainer Staff Writer The “poet laureate consultant in poetry” is the title given by the librarian of Congress to a prominent poet who serves for a term of at least a year. The job description of the poet laureate is to give a lecture and reading and to “raise the (more...)