Spotted: Jean Valentine reading from Dark Elderberry Branch

Alice recently spotted Jean Valentine reading from her and Ilya Kaminsky’s new collection, Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva at Poets House. Poor Ilya was stuck in Chicago and could not attend.

Play the video to hear Valentine read from “from Poems for Moscow” to a packed house. Albiet this clip was filmed from the far depths of the room, we can still see that she, and this poem, are just so startling and radiant, yes?