To the Editors:

The Joseph Brodsky Fund is pleased to announce its 2014 fellowships in poetry and the visual arts. The fellowship in poetry has been awarded to Mikhail Yeremin and the fellowship in the visual arts to Natalia Pershina Yakimanskaya. The fellowships will enable Mr. Yeremin and Ms. Pershina Yakimanskaya to spend the fall of 2014 in Rome pursuing their work.

The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund began in 1995, when Mr. Brodsky approached the mayor of Rome to urge the creation of a Russian Academy there. A group of Mr. Brodsky’s friends assembled after his death to continue his effort. The fund has struggled to fulfill its work amid the recent political turmoil—events that only magnify the need to foster international conversation. We are grateful to our donors, many of them readers and contributors to The New York Review.

Maria Brodsky
The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund
New York City