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Written by Vera PavlovaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Vera Pavlova
Translated by Steven SeymourAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Steven Seymour

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
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  • Publisher: Knopf
  • On Sale: January 10, 2012
  • Price: $18.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-71189-3 (0-375-71189-9)
Also available as an eBook.
about this book

Now in paperback, the widely acclaimed collection of one hundred poems of extraordinarily elegant simplicity by one of the best-selling poets in Russia, whose presence on the American poetry scene is increasingly strong.

Pavlova writes about love (both sexual love and the love that reaches beyond sex); about motherhood; about the memories of childhood that continue to feed us; about our lives as passionate souls abroad in the world. Sensitively translated by her husband, Steven Seymour, Pavlova's poems are highly disciplined miniatures ("I broke your heart. / Now barefoot I tread / on shards"—a whole poem in ten words). Pavlova is a poet who storms our hearts with pure talent and a seemingly effortless gift for shaping poems.