Ba í Ré Airgid litríocht na Rúise a bhláthaigh Marina Tsvetaeva (1892– 1941). Tá paisean fíochmhar go smior ina cuid filíochta agus patrúin cheoil phreabarnacha. Léifidh Elaine Feinstein, duine de na sáraistritheoirí atá aici, leaganacha Béarla anocht agus cloisfear leaganacha Gaeilge ón Duibhneach dílis, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, draoithe ceoil á dtionclacan, Steve Cooney (giotár), Seán Mac Erlaine (sacsafón, cláirnéid,leictreonaic) móide íomhánna is grianghraif chartlainne ar scáilean le Margaret Lonergan a bhainfidh an anáil dínn. Stiúrthóir IMRAM, Liam Carson, coiméadaí an tionscadail seo.
‘I clang – blare – clap / I snarl, I shoot sparks’. So wrote Marina Tsvetaeva (1892 – 1941), one of the greatest poets of Russia’s Silver Age. She lived and wrote through the Russian Revolution and the Moscow famine which followed, and in which her daughter Irina died. She fled into exile with her husband Sergei Efron. On their return to the Soviet Union, Sergei was executed for treason, and their daughter Alya sent to a labour camp. In 1941, as the German army swept into Russia, she hanged herself.
Tsvetaeva’s poetry is noted for its passion and pulsing musical patterns. Tonight her poems will be read in English by Elaine Feinstein, one of the foremost translators of her work, and in Irish by Dairena Ní Chinnéide. They will be accompanied by Steve Cooney (guitar) and Seán Mac Erlaine (saxophone, clarinet, electronics) and by stunning projections featuring archive photographs, art and film created by Margaret Lonergan. Curated by Liam Carson, IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival.