Two new books bring Osip Mandelstam to an English-language audience.
“How long, O Lord, shall I forgotten be?”
Poems from the Sea of Death.
“Ozymandias” is a story not only of Egypt, but of nation after nation throughout history—except one.
A medieval rabbi with “a love of language, dark humor, penchant for astrology, personal bitterness, and dour personality.”
A talmudic legend of a wicked emperor’s demise, set to verse.
Iossif Ventouras, heir to Athens and Jerusalem.
Prejudice “elevated to an idiotic principle.”
David Hofshteyn was executed by Stalin. His poetry now serves as a rallying cry for Ukrainians.
Moyshe Kulbak’s Childe Harold.
An interview with a Yiddish singer seeking to bridge old and new worlds.
“In just thinking of Him my spirit rejoices.”