Ringing the Button

An Arrow in the Wall: Selected Poetry and Prose

by Andrei Voznesensky, edited by William Jay Smith and F.D. Reeve
When Yevtushenko and Voznesensky began to tour the world in the 1960s, they entered the Western imagination as more than celebrities. Perhaps only Allen Ginsberg came close to achieving a comparable effect, and saying as much suggests one reason for a certain unease in present-day assessments of these writers. The …