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The Poetry of Yevtushenko

Program #CULT027. Recorded in Boulder CO on April 01, 1985.

This program features Yevtushenko reciting his poetry (in Russian) as well as English translation, music and commentary.

Speaker(s):

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko was among the first Russian poets to print official verse against Stalinism, antisemitism, and establishment bureaucracy. His poems "Babi Yar" and "Fuku" represented victorious publicly skirmishes in the war against censorship. Yevtushenko was also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, and editor, and a director of several films. He passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2017.

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