From the NY Times a few years ago and on my fridge behind a magnet ever since.
Brodsky is or was – as a poet – so big, I hesitate to offer any commentary. That’s big (and maybe not dead long enough).
In the glare of the Father’s stare,
Merry Christmas, friends–
Blessings, joy and rock and roll–
Margaret (Kilroy) was here ;)
Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michigan.