Blue Birds and Red Horses
by Inna Kabysh
translated by Katherine E. Young
39 pages, paper, staple bound
cover image is a detail from a photograph of a Children's World department store in Moscow, taken during the Soviet period.
Toad Press, 2018. $5.00
Poet and translator Katherine E. Young is the author of Day of the Border Guards, 2014 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize finalist, and two chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, Subtropics, and many others. Young is also the translator of Farewell, Aylis by Azerbaijani political prisoner Akram Aylisli and Two Poems by Inna Kabysh. Her translations of Russian and Russophone authors have won international awards and been widely published in such venues as Words without Borders, Asymptote, The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry, Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine, and 100 стихотворений о Москве: Антология (100 Poems about Moscow: an Anthology), winner of the 2017 Books of Russia award in Poetry. Young was named a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts translation fellow and currently serves as the inaugural Poet Laureate for Arlington, Virginia.
Read "Cat and Mouse," a poem included in Blue Birds and Red Horses, online in Trafika Europe, and visit Katherine E. Young's site for more information about her translations on Inna Kabysh.