The meeting hosted by Soleimani was attended by the Head of Russian Foundation for Supporting Art Denis Fan and Head of the Center for Art and Music Studies Azaliya Akhmatova
as well as Head of the Russian Culture Ministry's Office for Professional Artists and Education Irina Choikina.
, 29, a mother of three and the owner of two Burger King restaurants in Moscow, was tricked by a fake profile set up by Vitaly Chikirev, 39, an ex-special services soldier, on a ride-sharing app called BlaBlaCar.
[phrase omitted] On the 100 (th) Anniversary of Anna Akhmatova
Western readers perhaps know Nikolai Gumilev primarily as the husband of the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova
. In his time Gumilev was one of the most important figures in the culture of the Silver Age in Russia, even before his marriage to Akhmatova
(who incidentally was not yet an established poet when they married).
Her works include: The Politics of Splendor (Alcatraz Editions, 1984), original poetry with translations from the Russian of Marina Tsvetaeva and Anna Akhmatova
; Before We Have Nowhere to Stand (Lost Horse Press, 2012), an anthology of responses to the Israeli/Palestinian struggle; "The Oil Poem," which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize; In Place of Me, poems selected and with an introduction by Jack Hirschman (Mine Gallery Editions, 2015); and Three Tales from the Archives of Love (Norfolk Press, forthcoming), a work of historical fiction.
It came up with three pairs of writers and suggested that the award be divided between either the Russians Anna Akhmatova
and Mikhail Sholokhov, or the Latin Americans Miguel Asturias and Jorge Luis Borges, or Ukraine-born Shmuel Agnon and Swedish Nelly Sachs who represented the Jewish community.
In the poem he wryly titled "Spring Break" in the original Spanish, the speaker "Like Anna Akhmatova
/ [awaits] the coming / of the tanks." In an early prose poem, "Books & Books, Lincoln Road," the speaker engages with Paul Auster's Invisible to the point of becoming one of its characters, "like some absurd witness passing through."
Troussova" and "Four poems by Anna Akhmatova
" for soprano and chamber orchestra, and "Kafka Fragments" for soprano and violin.
Berg published three books in the seventies and eighties that I still consider the foundation of his achievement: Grief (1975), With Akhmatova
at the Black Gates (1981), and In It (1986).
: Readings in Russian and English, 6 p.m.
"My favourite poets include Dylan Thomas, Anna Akhmatova
and Rainer Maria Rilke, and my favourite novelist is Virginia Woolf.