This week’s New Favorite Poet is: Arseny Tarkovsky

My latest poet of the week is a poet who hails from Soviet-Era Russia. His imagery is haunting, in the case of “A blind man was riding an unheated train”, which deals with the Holocaust, and, coming from this poet’s point of view, true to what it is to craft a poem, as in “To Poems”.

Check out his poems by clicking the above links, and read his brief bio at the Poetry Foundation’s website: Arseny Tarkovsky

Also, his son, Andrey Tarkovskiy, “considered the most famous Soviet film-maker since Sergei M. Eisenstein”, used many of his films to give his father’s verse a second life (his IMDB bio is linked to his name).




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