Introduction: an invitation to readers


          Part 1: Bronx Beginnings  



Escape to America

Imperfect Glass

The Pigeons of Heiden


After Church


Peasant Roots

My Violin Loves to Play


           Part 2: Activist  


Emerging Voices   

Can Factory Sonnets 

Woman Machinist        

Kosovo Diary: June/July 1999 

South Africa: For Nelson Mandela

The Rest Is Poetry: Why We Come Out

The Real Poem 



Part 3: Journeys and Interviews

             in Russia


Revolutionary Romances 

Siberians: Two Interviews

Amazon Sisters on the

    Trans-Siberian Railroad

The Siberian Interviews Journal:

     July 1995

Eighteen Years in the Gulag:


In the Crimea

Flowers for Sveta

Meeting Shamans     

Smitten with Lyuba

Sissies and Queers 

Who Was Sophia Parnok?


My Tsvetaeva

Interview with Me 


Acknowledgments and Notes



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