Tatiana Voltskaya

Tatiana Voltskaya is a Russian poet and a freelance correspondent for Radio Liberty in St. Petersburg. She has been published regularly since the 1990s; her work has appeared in numerous Russian literary magazines, and she has authored eleven collections of poetry.

Her work has been translated into Swedish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, English, and Lithuanian.

Tatiana was a laureate of the Pushkin scholarship (Germany, 1999). She has also won the Zvezda magazine award (2003), the Interpoetry magazine award (2016), the Voloshin competition (2018), and the All-Russian poetry competition ‘The Lost Tram’ (2019). In 2020, she was one of the winners of a competition announced by the composer Ilya Demutsky. Tatiana has been awarded the Pyotr Weil Free Russian Journalism Scholarship for 2022.

Here is a link to five of Tatiana’s poems, and my translations of them, in Los Angeles Review, 3 May 2022:

LAR 3 May 2022

And here is a link to a reading of the same poems, on the YouTube channel Translators Aloud: