Фронтовая лира

A collection of poems by Russian poets who served in the Second World War (Great Patriotic War).

This picture shows the crossing of the River Don by Soviet soldiers in 1942, described by Nikolay Gribachyov in one of the poems in the collection.

13 of us translators worked on this anthology under the leadership of Katherine E Young. I translated poems by Nikolay Gribachyov, Dmitriy Kedrin, Sergey Markov, Sergey Narovchatov, and Nikolay Starshinov. The anthology was published in Russia in hardback in late 2021. It has been nominated for ‘Book of the Year 2021’ in a category specifically relating to the war. If you read Russian, you can see a little more about it here and here.