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Regina Derieva

Portrait of Russian writer Regina Derieva

Regina Derieva

Regina Derieva has published twenty books of poetry, essays, and prose. Her most recent book of poems in English translation is Alien Matter: New and Selected Poems. Derieva’s poetry has appeared in Poetry, Salt, Poetry East, Quadrant, MPT, and the Notre Dame Review, as well as in many Russian and Swedish magazines. She has translated poetry by Thomas Merton and contemporary American, Australian, Polish, and Swedish poets. Regina Derieva lives in Sweden.

Articles by Regina Derieva

Dark Thoughts
By Regina Derieva
I’m almost like that dark hallwaywith a few framed photosand lamps on the walls.So many visitorshave walked through me,dark and light,depending on the illumination.Copyright Regina Derieva. Translation…
Translated from Russian
Unity of Form
By Regina Derieva
People zealously granted me headless nails / and spools without thread.
Translated from Russian by Valzhyna Mort