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List of Poets

Selecting one of the names below will lead you to an index of the poems by that poet which have been translated by Nabokov into English. The poem titles in the indices are listed in order of date of composition, rather than alphabetical order; this follows the structure of Verses and Versions in book form, and will make comparison between the two more user-friendly. Likewise, the list of names below is ordered chronologically by year of birth of the poets, rather than alphabetically, following the placement of poets in the book.

The English titles have also been included in each index to assist the reader to identify particular poems, but Nabokov’s translations into English, collected in the book form of Verses and Versions, are not included on this site. The titles of each poem link, as indicated on the homepage, to a page contrasting the Cyrillic version of each poem with the transliterated Russian form. To read more on the method used to transliterate the poems on the site, see here.

Mihail Vasilievich Lomonosov (1711-1765)

Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (1743-1816)

Nikolai Mihaylovich Karamzin (1766-1826)

Vasiliy Andreevich Zhukovski (1783-1852)

Konstantin Nikolaevich Batyushkov ( 1787-1855)

Vilgelm Karlovich Kyuhelbeker (Wilhelm von Küchelbecker, 1797-1846)

Anton Antonovich Delvig (1798-1831)

Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin (1799-1837)

Evgeniy Abramovich Baratïnski (1800-1844)

Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (1803-1873)

Aleksey Vasilievich Koltsov (1809-1842)

Mihail Yurievich Lermontov (1814-1841)

Afanasiy Afanasievich Fet (Shenshin, 1820-1892)

Nikolay Alekseevich Nekrasov (1821-1877)

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok (1880-1921)

Vladislav Felitsianovich Hodasevich (1886-1939)

Osip Emilievich Mandelshtam (1891-1938)

Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (1924-1997)