Ilya Shambat's Russian Poetry Translation Page

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Anna Akhmatova Osip Mandelshtam Marina Tsvetayeva Other Authors

Hello, and welcome to Ilya Shambat's Russian Poetry Translation page. Here you will find my translations of works by great Russian authors, including books White Flock by Anna Akhmatova and Kamen. Tristia by Osip Mandelshtam, as well as the best of Marina Tsvetayeva, translated from a Russian-language anthology.

I am working with several specialists on making these translations the best translations they can be. I believe that Russian poetry provides a combination of beauty, passion and meaning that satisfies the human longing for the sublime, and I feel privileged to make it available to people whose primary language is English. Please feel free to send email to I hope you enjoy your visit to this site.


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