Aleksandr Kushner


Aleksandr Kushner is the preeminent poet of St. Petersburg, whose rich cultural heritage resonates in his work. He was close to Joseph Brodsky, Evgenii Rein, and other leading poets of the 1960s Thaw generation in the Soviet Union and has been honored with many national and international awards, both then and in post-Soviet times. His work has been translated into more than a dozen major languages, most recently Chinese. “Dialogue with a Dreamer,” his interview with Emily Johnson, appeared in the Winter 2002 issue of WLT.