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Tribute to Regina Derieva 1949-2013

Posted by Angela Jarman, 19th December 2013

Photo: Jurek Holzer / Svenska Dagbladet
Photo: Jurek Holzer / Svenska Dagbladet

On Friday 13 December 2013, we received the sad news of Regina Derieva's death from her husband Alexander. Although we had the good fortune to publish her book The Sum Total of Violations, a substantial volume of her more recent poetry selected and translated by the late Daniel Weissbort, we never had the opportunity of meeting her in the flesh. But Daniel's highly personal selection of her work created such a distinctive voice for Regina in English that we, as her publishers in the UK, and also those who read this book, felt that we knew her and that our lives had been enriched by her poetry. She will be greatly missed.

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