Standing with Ukraine
By Faber Editor, 2 March (updated 15 March) 2022
Described as ‘a rich, reverberative dance with memories of a haunted city’ (LA Times), the poems of the prize-winning debut Dancing in Odessa by Ilya Kaminsky draw on archetype, myth and Russian literary figures.
Read the title poem from the collection here.
More from Ilya Kaminsky:
You can follow Ilya on Twitter at @ilya_poet.
Read an article by Ilya Kaminsky on lithub.com on Ukrainian, Russian and the language of war.
Read a profile of Ilya Kaminsky in the Guardian.
Read a CNN article featuring Ilya published on 2 March.
History and Politics
For more on the background to the war, and especially Vladimir Putin’s disastrous legacy for Russia:
Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent with the Guardian newspaper and is reporting from Kyiv at the moment. A former Moscow bureau chief, he has written three books for Guardian Faber about Putin’s Russia. In 2011 the Kremlin expelled him from the country in the first case of its kind since the Cold War.
Read Luke Harding in the Guardian here and listen to him on a Guardian podcast published this week: Comedian, president, warrior: the transformation of Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Born in Kyiv, Peter Pomerantsev is a Senior Fellow at the LSE and a Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, studying twenty-first-century information manipulation and how to fix it. His book Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia was published in 2017.
This Is Not Propaganda, published in 2020, is also relevant to current events. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, Pomerantsev finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia – but the answers he finds there are surprising.
Peter Pomerantsev wrote an article for the Observer on Sunday about Vladimir Putin: read it here.