Joseph Brodsky s last volume of poems in English, So Forth, represents eight years of masterful self translation from the Russian, as well as a substantial body of work written directly in English. Read So Forth: Poems – heartforum.co.uk
Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky Russian , IPA os f brot sk j was a Russian poet and essayist.Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in America with the help of W H Auden and other supporters He taught thereafter at several universities, including Yale, Columbia, and Mount Holyoke.Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature for an all embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity A journalist asked him You are an American citizen who is receiving the Prize for Russian language poetry Who are you, an American or a Russian Brodsky replied I m Jewish a Russian poet, an English essayist and, of course, an American citizen He was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991.
- 144 pages
- So Forth: Poems
- Joseph Brodsky
- 09 February 2018 Joseph Brodsky