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A Celebration of Yevgeny Yevtushenko
July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
For more than twenty years, Yevtushenko taught classes at the University of Tulsa and made Tulsa his home for nearly three decades.
Yevtushenko’s “defiant” poetry inspired a generation of young Russians in their fight against Stalinism during the Cold War. His works have been translated to 72 languages, with over 150 collections of poetry published. He read his poems in front of stadium crowds well into the twilight of his life.
Yevtushenko’s work was not only politically defiant but culturally introspective. He once said, “A poet’s autobiography is his poetry. Everything else is just a footnote.”
Join us for a celebration of the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko featuring his poems read in English and in Russian by one of his sons.
This event is free and open to the public.