Russian Translations

From time to time in my writingk life I have translated Russian poetry, notably Pushkin and Akhmatova. It's like serving in the workshop of a great master. It's also a bit like an act of love. Recently (2010) I spent several months, delightfully, with Pushkin again, translating his great 'free novel' in verse, 'ONEGIN'. It's due out spring 2011.

Requiem and Poem without a Hero

Anna Akhmatova
(Elek Books, 1976)

Way of All the Earth

Anna Akhmatova
(Secker & Warburg, 1979)

The Bronze Horseman

Alexander Pushkin
(The Viking Press, 1982)

A Dove in Santiago

Yvegeny Yevtushenko
(Secker & Warburg, 1982)

Boris Godunov

Alexander Pushkin
(Sixth Chamber Press, 1985)

You Will Hear Thunder

Anna Akhmatova
(Oxford University Press, 1985)

Selected Poems

Anna Akhmatova
(Penguin Books, 1988)

Everyman's Library Pocket Poets

Anna Akhmatova
(Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)