Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva
Author: Marina Tsvetaeva
Translators and Narrators: Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine
Publisher: Alice James Books (2012)
"A poet of genius." –Vladimir Nabokov
Via what Ilya Kaminsky and Jean Valentine call "readings"—not translations—of fragments of Marina Tsvetaeva's poems and prose, Tsvetaeva's lyrical genius is made accessible and poignant to a new generation of readers. By juxtaposing fragments of her poems with short pieces of prose, we begin to know her as poet, friend, enemy, woman, lover, and revolutionary.