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Already Two

Vladimir Mayakovsky

Translated by Katie Farris & Ilya Kaminsky

‘I’m in no hurry; I’ll not storm your dreams’

Vladimir Mayakovsky

Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893–1930) was a Soviet activist, poet and playwright, and an important figure in the Russian Futurist movement.

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Translated by Katie Farris

Katie Farris’s work appears in American Poetry Review, The Nation, and Poetry, and has been commissioned by MoMA. Her first book of poems, Standing in the Forest of Being Alive is forthcoming from Alice James Books in 2023. She is also the author of the chapbook A Net to Catch My Body in its Weaving, which won the 2020 Chad Walsh Poetry Award from Beloit Poetry Journal, and boysgirls, a hybrid-form book, as well as co-translator of many books of poetry. Her work has been published in Best New Poets, and she has won several Pushcart Prizes. She teaches at Princeton.

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Translated by Ilya Kaminsky

Ilya Kaminsky was born in 1977 in Odessa, former Soviet Union, and arrived in the United States in 1993 when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He is the author of Deaf Republic (Faber) and Dancing in Odessa (Ark), co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva and co-editor of Ecco Anthology of International Poetry. He teaches at Georgia Institute of Technology and lives in Atlanta.  

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