Vladimir Mayakovsky

  • Brooklyn Bridge

    VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY, who was born in 1893 and died in 1930, was one of the most exciting poets during the last years of the czars and the first decade of the Soviet Union. This poem, written during his three months’ visit to the United States in 1925, is taken fromTHE BEDBUG AND SELECTED POETRY by Vladimir Mayakovsky, edited by and with an introduction by Patricia Blake.