Vera Pavlova was born in Moscow. She graduated from the Gnessin Academy, specializing in the history of music, and is the author of fourteen collections of poetry, four opera librettos, and lyrics to two cantatas. Her works have been translated into eighteen languages. The poems in this issue are from her first collection in English, If There Is Something to Desire, published this month by Alfred A. Knopf.
Poems By VERA PAVLOVA
Articles By VERA PAVLOVA
- Heaven Is Not Verbose: A Notebook
Why poetry is like earthworms, thought is like cud, and understanding is like insanity.
Audio & PodcastsPoetry Lectures
Vera Pavlova & Valzhyna Mort: International Poets in Conversation
Vera Pavlova from Russia and Valzhyna Mort from Belurus speak with the director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute, Ilya Kaminsky.
VideoNewsHour Poetry Series
- First Collection in English of Best-Selling Russian Poet
A profile of Russian poet Vera Pavlova, who will release her first collection of poems in English, If There is Something to Desire, next month.