Monday, June 7, 2010

Andrei Voznesensky obituary

So sad to hear Andrei passed away—he was a wonderful poet—one of the Russian great post-Stalin futurist poets, friend of Akhmadulina and Yevtushenko— and a warm, unassuming man. Will have to dig up my old Tri-X negatives from ca. 1992 when he was in SF.

"And death speaks: Away with you! /Aren't you all alone? /Who are you kicking against? /Against four millionfivehundredfortysevenandtwentythreesquaremiles of a monster." —Andrei Voznesensky, May 12, 1933 – June 1, 2010

Andrei Voznesensky obituary Remembering Andrei Voznesensky

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