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VLADIMIR BRITANISHSKY (b. 1933) is a Russian poet and prolific translator of American, British and Polish poetry (especially Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz and E. E. Cummings). His first poetry collection, published in 1958, was subsequently praised by Josef Brodsky. Britanishsky’s numerous publications over the last 15 years include From Whitman to Lowell, a collection of American poetry in Russian translation, and an anthology of twentieth century Polish poetry translated jointly with his wife.