"Kibirov has a special talent for balancing between the optimistic, straightforward, and simple Soviet 'romanticism', literary romanticism … and an individual human existence lost and devaluated." --Marina Grishakova, Timur Kibirov's Poetry in the Official Culture
[Elena Shvarts] is a prolific, compelling poet who mixes the skepticism of post-modern sensibilities with the haunted primitivism of ancient Slavic folk belief." --poetrymagazines.org.uk
"[Sergey Gandlevsky] is a poet of hard-won clarities, of classical formal concision combined with vernacular swagger. Gandlevsky, with his pugilist stance and lyric heart, is a major discovery." --David Wojahn
About the Author
Evgeny Bunimovich is a poet and editor born in Russia in 1954. He is a deputy to the Moscow City Duma, for which he supervises city education and culture. Bunimovich is a founder of the Moscow club "Poetry" and has participated in several international poetry festivals, including the Moscow International Festival of Poets for which he serves as Chairman.
James Kates is a poet and literary translator who lives in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. He is the codirector of Zephyr Press and the editor of In the Grip of Strange Thoughts: Russian Poetry in a New Era