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Maxim Amelin in Atlanta Review’s Russia Issue (spring/summer 2015)

Alex Cigale, one of America’s leading editors of Russian poetry, has included a new Amelin poem in his special “Russia” issue of the Atlanta Review (22.2). Alex guest-edited the issue, and Annie and I are thankful to him and Daniel Veach, the editor and publisher of Atlanta Review

Also included are two reprints of earlier translations. “In a Temple with an Arcade” first appeared at Jacket2 alongside our interview with Amelin. “In August the Stars Shoot through the Night Air” first appeared in Reunion: The Dallas Review 4 (2014). Due to an editing error, the final four stanzas were left off the reprint of “In August.” Below you’ll find the poem in full.

In August the Stars Shoot through the Night Air”

Derek Mong