Category Archives: Mandelstam (Osip)

“Stalin’s Epigram” and the Trump Era

Russian poet Osip Mandelstam describes life under Stalin. It eerily describes what life feels like under Trump.

Posted in Mandelstam (Osip) | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment


  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

    Please feel free to e-mail me [rrbates (at) smcm (dot) edu]. I would be honored to hear your thoughts and questions about literature.

  • Sign up for weekly newsletter

    Your email will not be shared or sold.
    * = required field

    powered by MailChimp!