Ten Poems from Russia Selected and Introduced by Boris Dralyuk In association with Pushkin Press


Ten Poems from Russia Selected and Introduced by Boris Dralyuk

In association with Pushkin Press


My love of poetry takes me back to my youth when I used to write poetry in my free time. As the years passed I discovered Russian poets as well as Russian literature. It became a love and an obsession. It is my great pleasure to introduce one of the latest releases by Candlestick Press. Ten Poems from Russia which have been selected and introduced by Boris Dralyuk in association with Pushkin Press.

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These poetry pamphlets are just the most wonderful introduction to Russian Poetry if you have not yet discovered this. For anyone who knows and understands Russian poets and poetry they will know it is in fact more than just poetry. It encompasses all and everything that is Russian.

Just mentioning the name of Alexander Pushkin evokes many memories for me as I began my love affair with Russian literature and poetry. There are ten poems that have been selected by Boris Dralyuk and without doubt my favourite poem in the collection is My Country Mikhail Lermontov. This is just Russia in verse.

Ten Poems from Russia.

Prologue to Ruslan and Lyudmila by Alexander Pushkin

My Country by Mikhail Lermontov

To Alya by Marina Tsvetaeva

“Take from my palms some sun.. by Osip Mandelstam

In Memory of Sergey Yesenin by Anna Akhmatova

The Lost Tram by Nikolay Gumilyov

Hamlet by Boris Pasternak

The Stroll by Yuri Kazarnovsky

“I still find charm…” by Georgy Ivanov

Bouquet by Julia Nemirovskaya


Candlestick Press are a small independent publisher based in Nottingham and were founded in 2008. The team consists of four dedicated people in Di Slaney (Publisher), Kathy Towers (Assistant Editor) and two admin assistants. Their aim is simple to spread the joy of poetry to adults and children alike who love poetry and or may be just beginning their journey in to enjoying poetry. These small pamphlets are just ideal for bedtime reading or like I have been doing and that is enjoying them on journeys and are just perfect to be given as a gift.


22 Pages.

Thank you to Candlestick Press for the review copy of Ten Poems from Russia.

Ten Poems from Russia was published by and was published on 1st June 2018 and is available through selected Waterstones bookshops and also Amazon and through your local independent bookshop.