From the Fairy Tale “Die”: Poems by Gena Gruz Translated from the Russian by Aaron Poochigian

National Translation Month continues today with some dazzling new translations of contemporary Russian poetry. We’re thrilled to share a selection of poems by Gena Gruz translated by Aaron Poochigian. These short stanzas will take you on a surreal journey away from barking feral dreams to dusty slums where charred flowers open, to urban abandoned gardens where the Minotaur awaits. They will surprise and delight you, hopefully becoming your new favorites.

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Click here to read From the Fairy Tale “Die”: Poems by Gena Gruz
Translated from the Russian by Aaron Poochigian


—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman

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