Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mayakovsky's Birthday

[Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930)]

Vladimir Mayakovsky's birthday today. We'll send you off immediately to our last year's post (which has comprehensive links and resources). In English translation, the remarkable Ubuweb has Dorrian Rottenberg's 1972 The Collected Poems of Vladimir Mayakovsky as a free download. We love Ubuweb! We mentioned last year Michael Almereyda 2012 anthology, Night Wraps The Sky. An evening celebrating that book can be re-experienced here. And for Mayakovsky's own haunting voice and a little (in English) about the Modernist (Futurist) context, check out this little clip here (and this one too, while you're at it).

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