Fascination with the homeland of her Jewish grandparents drew Carol V. Davis to St. Petersburg in the mid 1990s. Over the next decade, she divided her time between the U.S. and Russia, where, as an American-born Jew, she was an outsider in Russian society. This collection of poems expresses the struggle with language barriers and cultural differences--struggles heightened as Davis helped her children adjust to their new daily life. Inspired by Russia's rich history, its economic changes, and landscape, these poems express a unique perspective of Russia.
About the Author
Winner of the 2007 T. S. Eliot Prize, Carol V. Davis is the author of "Into the Arms of Pushkin." She has also had published a bilingual collection, "It’s Time to Talk About," and two chapbooks, "Letters From Prague" and "The Violin Teacher." She was a senior Fulbright scholar in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1996/97 and 2005. She teaches at Santa Monica College, California.