Poem in Volume 1
“Into the Artist’s Winter World” — Page 127
Poet’s Note in Volume 1
Natalia Zaretsky has lived two rich lives – the first in Russia, the second in the United States. She was born in Moscow, graduated from the university, and taught physics in college in Moscow. In the middle of her life she emigrated to the United States and worked as a computer programmer. Now she is retired and enjoys writing poetry. She humbly refers to herself as a poet and says, “A poem is airborne and I happen to be there. I combine in my poetry the wisdom of my age, my experience of two worlds, and my connection with Judaism and Israel.” Her poems have been published by Iliad Press, Unmade Magazine, Sunflower Petals (twice), Sensation Magazine, Poetry, The Louisville Review, and many others. Her book of poetry, Autumn Solstice, was published in 2003 by Windsong Publishing Division, RBC Publishing Co., Inc. in Elk Grove, California. Her new book of poetry, Memories Below the Bridge, will be published by the end of 2004. You can reach her at www.inessazaretsky.com/natalia. She lives in Wharton, New Jersey. â€˜Levitan’ in her poem, “Into the Artist’s Winter World,” is Isaac Levitan – the famous Russian artist at the beginning of the 20th century.
Acknowledgments, Permission and Copyright in Volume 1
Natalia Zaretsky: “Into the Artist’s Winter World” by Natalia Zaretsky is printed herein by permission of Natalia Zaretsky. Copyright © by Natalia Zaretsky.