The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. - Ezra Pound

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. - Mark Twain

We invite everybody who have an artistic sensitivity or gift of poetry publish here translations or original poetical writing. Please feel free to discuss or make any comments on the already published verses.


  • How to Carve an Angel

    This original poem, in Russian and English, was submitted by Peter Fulton of Waltham, Massachussetts, USA. It is about the last six seconds of a sculptor's life.

  • Moskow Carol

    The excellent English translation of this piece of poetry from Joseph Brodsky is translated by Alexei Vernitskii.

  • Vernitskii Literature

    Alexey, a postgraduate at the University of Essex whose hometown is Ekaterinburg, has published a vast poetry page. A known poet in Ekaterinburg and in the "Vavilon" union in Moscow, he has also provided a large number works of other contemporary Russian poets including Dmitrii Sokolov, Stanislav L'vovskii and Maksim Ankundinov. Some of these works have been translated into English.

  • Poetry Discussion Room


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