Listen! Early Poems: 1913-1928
Listen! Early Poems: 1913-1928
Pocket Poets Number 47
Translated by Maria Enzensberger


Vladimir Mayakovsky

Mayakovsky's is one of the most compelling voices in twentieth-century Russian poetry. Born in 1893, he joined the Futurist movement in 1912 and soon established himself as one of Russia's major poets. In 1917, he rallied to the Russian Revolution and remained the indisputable leader of its artistic avant-garde until his suicide in 1930.