Poetry & Spoken Word

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On the Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Apr 7, 2017
The “poetician, not politician” always seemed conscious of the Russian adage that a great writer is more than a writer—he is a second government (Yevtushenko is pictured here with Katrina vanden Heuvel) The “poetician, not politician” always seemed conscious of the Russian adage that a great writer is more than a writer—he is a second government).

My Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1932-2017)

Apr 2, 2017
The Russian poet, who died Saturday at 83, was at the forefront of the cult of poetry that swept the Soviet Union in the decades after Joseph Stalin's death.

Poems From the Pond

Apr 1, 2017
Peggy Freydberg's sharp sense of humor and observation are at odds with this book’s presentation.