Bloodaxe published the first book by celebrated poet Simon Armitage and in 1986 helped to secure the release of Russian writer Irina Ratushinskaya
, who was ailing in a labour camp where she had been sent for daring to writing poetry.
Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney, as well as many other fascinating writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Annie Proulx, Richard Powers, Ben Okri, Ivan Klima, Carlos Fuentes, Andrei Voznesensky, Irina Ratushinskaya
In 1986 he campaigned vigorously for the release of Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya
, who was imprisoned unfairly by the Soviet regime.
In the 1980s he locked himself in a replica of a Soviet prison cell for 46 days during Lent to highlight the plight of Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya
During Lent 1986, he locked himself up in a replica prison cell for 46 days on behalf of imprisoned Russian poet, Irina Ratushinskaya
A sort of sequel to Mandelstam's autobiography is also by a woman, but a woman-poet and Russian orthodox believer, Irina Ratushinskaya
, who wrote Gray is the Color of Hope (1990) primarily not about herself but about a group of fellow women political prisoners in a concentration camp from 1983-1986.
The Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya
, writing about the labour camps in her memoir, Grey is the Colour of Hope, stated: `If you allow hatred to take root .
Appearing at "Blood and Letters," a conference in London organized by the women's theater company, The Spinx, in conjunction with the National Theatre's education department, she shared the platform with dissident Ukrainian poet Irina Ratushinskaya
and Amrit Wilson, a writer and activist on black women's and anti racist issues.
Also taking part will be Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya
, who spent four years in Soviet concentration camps during the 1980s.
Six days of the summer at Caux were devoted to a conference on `The life of faith', which was addressed by the Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya