Marina Boroditskaya

Marina Boroditskaya

Poet, Translator

Marina Boroditskaya is a Russian poet and translator. She has published numerous books of children’s poetry in Russia, and translated many English-language children’s writers into Russian, including A. A. Milne, Eleanor Farjeon and Hilaire Belloc. Her most recent translation, the relatively grown-up Poets of the Silver Age, appeared in 2010, and she has also translated John Donne, Chaucer and Burns, among others. She is the author of five books of poetry for adults (but dislikes the idea that children’s poetry and adult poetry are somehow different – noting that ‘they’re made of the same stuff’). Marina has received several Russian prizes for poetry and translation and the prestigious children’s literature Kornei Chukovskii Prize. She presents the Russian equivalent of Poetry Please! on Russian radio – called ‘The Literary First Aid Box’, it is inspired by Marina’s idea that literature is the best multivitamin on the market.

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