IN THE REVIEW

The Poems of Joseph Brodsky

One demands two things of a poem. Firstly, it must be a well-made verbal object that does honor to the language in which it is written. Secondly, it must say something significant about a reality common to us all, but perceived from a unique perspective. What the poet says has …

Three Poems

ALBERT FROLOV Albert Frolov loved silence as a boy. His mother was a postal clerk, whose portion was rubber stamps. As for Albert’s old man, he died to save the Finn’s autonomy, having secured timely perpetuation of the family name, but not knowing his …