PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN POETRY WEEK: Russia's Other Poets: Fyodor Tyutchev and Afanasy Fet

Tyutchev is often considered the greatest Russian lyrical poet after Pushkin, yet to most English lovers of poetry he is only a name; Afanasy Fet is barely even that. Lazy talk about poetry's untranslatability obscures the fact that there are now a number of good translations of both poets. Robert Chandler, Boris Dralyuk, John Dewey and others will read both from their own translations and from the brilliant translations of Frances Cornford (1886-1960). Alexandra Berlina, Masha Karp and Irina Mashinski will read some poems in Russian.

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