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Virtual Community Poetry Reading

Sunday, April 18, 1:00-2:30pm EDT

Free but registration required. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the program.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join members of the Museum’s community for an afternoon of Russian poetry. Featuring 15 poems that span across the great eras of Russian poetry, the poems address the themes of hardship, renewal, and hope. Most poems will be read in native Russian, with English translations available.

The program will include:

Imperial Era
You Cannot Grasp Russia by Fyodor Tyutchev
The Sail by Mikhail Lermontov

Silver Age
Untitled by Anna Akhmatova
The Kitchen Garden by Sophia Parnok
Spring Song by Dmitri Merezhkovsky
Seaside Sonnet by Anna Akhmatova
People Cut a Hole Through by Sophia Parnok

Soviet Era
Parting with Mountains by Vladimir Vysotsky
My Sister – Life by Boris Pasternak
Untitled by Vladimir Vysotsky

Contemporary
Untitled (Introvert) by Vera Pavlova
The Sparrow by Sergei Chegra
The Milk Is Running Away by Marina Boroditskaya
Solar Walls by Tatiana Grauz
Untitled (Letter) by Victoria Roshe