As part of Women in Translation Month, B O D Y is presenting a selection of some of the best women poets and fiction writers whose work we’ve published in English translation over the past couple years.
Today it is the poem “Manuscript Found By Natasha Rostova During The Fire” by Polina Barskova, translated from the Russian by Ilya Kaminsky.
Her work, together with poets Anna Glazova and Maria Stepanova, was among the finalists for the 2014 Best Translated Book Award for Relocations: 3 Contemporary Russian Women Poets.
Read an interview with Barskova at Molossus here
Photo – Original theatrical release poster for War and Peace, 1967