Exile’s Return, translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk
Vladimir Korvin-Piotrovsky (1891–1966) was a Ukrainian-born Russian-language poet who spent most of his life in emigration. After serving in the Imperial Army during the First World War and in the White Army during the Civil War, he fled Soviet Russia in 1920 and wound up in Berlin, where he married and had a son. At the start of the Second World War, the family left for Paris, where the poet took active part in the French Resistance and was arrested and jailed for several months in 1944. The family immigrated to the United States in 1961, settling in Los Angeles, where Korvin-Piotrovsky passed away five years later.