Poetry Reading: Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Acclaimed Russian poet, filmmaker and political activist.


Yevgeny Yevtushenko


Program Overview

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russia’s most famous living poet, was born near Irkutsk in Siberia in 1933.  He was a leading member of the “new generation” of Russian poets of the 1960’s, and became famous for such poems as Babi Yar and Heirs of Stalin which had political messages.  He has continued to write political verse, love lyrics, and playful poems, and he has written several novels, such as Wild Berries (1981) and Don’t Die Before You’re Dead (1995), a novel about the 1991 coup.  He is also an accomplished filmmaker, directing the film Kindergarten (1984) and Stalin’s Funeral (1990).  He now teaches courses in Russian and European poetry and film at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, while spending part of each year in Moscow.

Yevtushenko will present a lecture entitled “Every Wall is a Door: Ten Centuries of Russian Poetry” in the Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 15, 2006.


Program Date & Time

7:30 pm


Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students.

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$13 General Admission

$10 Student Admission

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