Selected Poems

Anna Akhmatova
(Penguin Books, 1988)

The voice of 'Russia's terrible years'. One of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

You can also find these translations (with slight variations) in editions by Everyman (Pocket Poets) and Vintage (2009).

'These are among the best, the most authoritative, of all recent translations from the Russian.'
--Martin Seymour-Smith

''A masterly achievement... Thomas has profound reverence and affection for the original.'
--John Bayley