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Joseph Brodsky’s Reading List November 19, 2013: Would you like to have an intelligent conversation? If your convo is to live up Joseph Brodsky's standards, you better get reading. To get you started, here's Brodsky's list courtesy of Open Culture: Despite spurning his own formal education, Russian poet and Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky immediately rose to the highest academic echelon [...] by

Entertainment Tonight, Zombie Edition: Joseph Brodsky Criticizes Contemporaries From Beyond the Grave November 1, 2013: Here's a holdover from our Halloween coverage, and one for the record books. A half-hour interview recorded with Nobel Prize winning poet, Joseph Brodsky, in 1972, has surfaced and since been posted on the Colta.ru site. In it, Brodsky belittles his contemporaries then turns the spotlight on himself. AWKWARD. "Of course, he is a very bad [...] by

1987 Interview with Joseph Brodsky Published at TinHouse January 24, 2013: In 1987 Marcia DeSanctis, then a producer for ABC, set out to interview leading Soviet writers exiled in the US "to get their take on the literary reforms coming out of Moscow." The transcripts from the interviews were filed away and seemingly forgotten. Now, TinHouse has been publishing transcripts of the interviews in a series called [...] by

Brodsky Week May 22, 2012: Another update on the Joseph Brodsky musuem. According to this brief post from The Voice of Russia: Russia’s St.Petersburg is hosting the Brodsky Week dedicated to the May 24 birth day of the Nobel winning Russian poet. The event is aimed at raising money to create a museum and a cultural center in Brodsky’s tiny “room and a [...] by

“Carl and Ellendea Proffer were Russian literature” March 21, 2012: At the Moscow Times, John Freedman has a terrific piece remembering the life and work of Carl and Ellendea Proffer and Joseph Brodsky. Freedman begins by discussing Proffer's contribution to publishing unpublishable Soviet literature in the 1970s: Along with his wife Ellendea C. Proffer, he founded Ardis Publishers in the early 1970s. This [...] by

Brodsky Museum Update February 2, 2012: The museum slated to open in Joseph Brodsky's family flat faced financial troubles, but it looks like it may still happen with help from the good ol' U S of A, according to this article from The St. Petersburg Times. Now hear this: The apartment-museum of Russian-born Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Joseph Brodsky may open in the [...] by

A call for more poetry activists among the laureates March 29, 2011: In an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Julia Baird laments the relative invisibility of poet laureates among the general public. The deficiency isn't in the public's taste for poetry but rather the title itself, the kind of person it's bestowed upon and what it should require of its bearer. Baird recalls the efforts of Joseph Brodsky [...] by