Lev Ozerov (1914–1996) was a Jewish-Ukrainian poet, critic, and translator. The first English edition of Portrait Without Frames, edited by Robert Chandler and Boris Dralyuk, will be published in December. (December 2018)


Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin

The tall building on Uprising Square is a monument to the luminary of all sciences. But soar up in the lift, enter Gnesin’s apartment— and cults and monuments slip out of your mind. With this tall stone needle Stalin may have scratched …