Who is Joseph Brodsky

Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (; Russian: Иосиф Александрович Бродский [ɪˈosʲɪf ɐlʲɪˈksandrəvʲɪtɕ ˈbrotskʲɪj] (listen); 24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist.

Born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) 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 Yale, Columbia, Cambridge, and Michigan.

Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity". He was appointed United States...
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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. ...
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Ramonsomoza1: there are worse crimes than burning books. one of them is not reading them. joseph brodsky
Gabibjornstrand: life—the way it really is—is a battle not between good and bad, but between bad and worse. /joseph brodsky
Poemakontsa: joseph brodsky is one of those poets you just cannot read while tipsy. too much brain stuff happening in the poems
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Driapustaka: “there are worse crimes than burning books. one of them is not reading them.” ― joseph brodsky
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