Who is Joseph Brodsky

Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (/ˈbrɒdski/; Russian: Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский [ɪˈosʲɪf ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈbrotskʲɪj] (listen); 24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist.

Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled ("strongly advised" to emigrate) from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in the United States with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at Mount Holyoke College, and at universities including ...
Read Full Biography

Joseph Brodsky Poems

  • Letters To The Roman Friend
    From Martial
    Now is windy and the waves are cresting over
    Fall is soon to come to change the place entirely.
    Change of colors moves me, Postum, even stronger ...
  • Bosnia Tune
    As you pour yourself a scotch
    Crush a roach or check your watch
    As your hands adjust your tie people die
  • Törnfallet
    There is a meadow in Sweden
    where I lie smitten,
    eyes stained with clouds'
    white ins and outs. ...
  • Seven Strophes
    I was but what you'd brush
    with your palm, what your leaning
    brow would hunch to in evening's
    raven-black hush. ...
  • Stone Villages
    The stone-built villages of England.
    A cathedral bottled in a pub window.
    Cows dispersed across fields.
    Monuments to kings. ...
Read All Poems

Top 10 most used topics by Joseph Brodsky

Time 8 Love 8 I Love You 8 Night 7 Face 6 Water 6 Life 6 Dark 6 Future 5 Evening 5

Joseph Brodsky Quotes

Read All Quotes

Comments about Joseph Brodsky

  • Russianembassy: hrh prince michael of kent & joseph brodsky's daughter anna at the launch of anthology of poems dedicated to brodsky http://t.co/jfnjef9iig
  • Pushpavibes: a pointed finger is a victim’s logo - joseph brodsky
  • Poemifypub: "there are worse crimes than burning books. one of them is not reading them." – joseph brodsky join book readers like you to download free books on the go. choose from a mass collection of books and authors. follow link below to get started
  • Oldbooksecho: there are worse crimes than burning books. one of them is not reading them. -joseph brodsky
  • Oldbooksecho: what i like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness. -joseph brodsky
Read All Comments

Write your comment about Joseph Brodsky

Poem of the day

William Blake Poem
The Human Abstract
 by William Blake

Pity would be no more,
If we did not make somebody Poor;
And Mercy no more could be.
If all were as happy as we;

And mutual fear brings peace;
Till the selfish loves increase.
Then Cruelty knits a snare,

Read complete poem

Popular Poets