Biography of Yana Djin
Yana Djin (born 1969, in Tbilisi, Georgia) is an American poet.
She lived in Moscow. In 1980, she emigrated to the United States where she studied philosophy and journalism. Yana Djin writes poetry in English. Her first book of poetry 'Bits And Pieces of Conversations' was published in the US in 1994. Her poems in Russian translation were first published in 1997 in the 'Literaturnaya Gazeta' under the heading 'The New Literary Star' followed by the publications in the literary magazines 'Druzhba Narodov' and 'Novy Mir'. In 2000, Yana Djin's book of poetry (in English and Russian) 'Inevitable' was published in Moscow to critical acclaim. In 2003 her third book of poetry 'Realm of Doubts' was published by the OGI publishing house. She wrote a biweekly social-political column 'Letters from America' for the English language Moscow News.
Yana Djin's Works:
Bits And Pieces Of Conversations
Realm Of Doubt
Yana Djin Poems
Eternity is no bliss. It is a nightmare where alone,
let's go to bed quiet still you lick my tears
Very often logic is the movement in the wrong direction. Nodar Djin
True Love Haiku
One said to Jesus: 'I admire you, rabbi.' Jesus replied: Fool. You are shallow.
Changeling Love Hailu
When the sun set And the seagulls flew, I was thinking of you. When the sun rose -
One said: I waited for God. Filling myself with repentence, hurt. The other replied:
I sobered up, i faced my misery. Leonard Cohen
Words. They don't impress me. They are empty, though not necessarily light. You didn't use words.
Words barely brush the surface. Deeds get to the core. Be silent.
The woman sucking on a stone imagined that it was a Persian nougat ball. And she sucked on it with the oblivion of a child left alone.
The Empire crumbled. And the rich man became a beast who eats grass. No sound or flesh
A bomb exploded in the cattle market
killing 10 men.
Their limbs strewn randomly
on the bloody pavement
made the last attempt of the flesh
to join the spirit in the impossible leap.
Noone counted the sheep