Elegies of Revolution: The Poetry of Victor Serge

Franco-Russian writer and revolutionary Victor Serge is widely known for his remarkable Memoirs of a Revolutionary and his series of novels chronicling the early idealism of the Russian revolution and its tragic undoing under Stalinism, all of which he experienced firsthand.
Less well-known is Serge was also a poet, and a fine one. Luc Sante, Lawrence Joseph, Thomas Sleigh, Richard Greeman, Allan Graubard, Edwin Frank, Harry Newman, and other poets and writers, celebrate this neglected side of his writing with a bilingual reading of poems from Serge's two collections, published earlier this year as a single volume, A Blaze in a Desert (PM Press), in a wonderful, new translation by James Brook.