Born in 1974, Yevgeniy Sokolovskiy moved to the United States in 1992. He attended Columbia University, majoring in Russian Literature and minoring in Mathematics. Currently he works as an academic librarian at Berkeley College, New Jersey. While he enjoys many activities, translating poetry from Russian into English remains his major passion.
The translator is grateful to A.Veytsman, and E.Shvachkin (Translating Mandelshtam and Yevtushenko) as well as E.Shvachkin, and T.Farrington (Farewell to the Mountains. Translating Vysotsky) for their suggestions.