Zephyr Press, 1st Edition. Boston, MA, 1990
Initially published in 1990, when the New York Times Book Review named it one of fourteen “Best Books of the Year,” Judith Hemschemeyer’s translation, edited and with an introductory essay by Roberta Reeder, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova is the definitive edition, and has sold over 13,000 copies, making it one of the most successful poetry titles of recent years. Encyclopedic in scope, with more than 800 poems, 100 photographs, a historical chronology, index of first lines, and bibliography. The Complete Poems will be the definitive English language collection of Akhmatova for many years to come. The first edition contains both the Russian and English versions. In later editions only the English version appears.