Poetry

A new anthology of the selected Kazakh poetry writers since independence, translated into English for the first time.

A major international collection that brings together the work of more than thirty writers of Kazakh descent, celebrating their artistry and showcasing their contributions to modern literature and international culture.

Featuring the work of some of Kazakhstan’s finest poets, and available in English for the first time, this anthology offers a landmark collection in modern international literature. The poetry crosses an impressive breadth of subjects and styles, from strident verse exploring Kazakh nationhood to intimate, fragile inner dialogues. Informed by Kazakhstan’s often turbulent history and its unparalleled natural landscape, the anthology offers universal insights into the human condition, filtered through Kazakh wisdom, openness and kindness.

Contemporary Kazakh Literature: Poetry is a window into the culture, connections and diversity of Kazakhstan, a nation connected to its past and forging its own path to the future.