Akhmatova's Orphans Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akhmatova's_Orphans

Akhmatova Orphans (Russian: Ахматовские сироты) was a group of four twentieth-century Russian poets — Joseph Brodsky, Yevgeny Rein, Anatoly Naiman, and Dmitri Bobyshev — who gathered as acolytes around the poet Anna Akhmatova.[1] Akhmatova called them her "magic choir", but after Akhmatova's death they were called "Akhmatova's Orphans".[2]

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  1. ^ Maxim D. Shrayer (March–June 1993). "Two Poems on the Death of Akhmatova: Dialogues, Private Codes, and the Myth of Akhmatova's Orphans". Canadian Slavonic Papers. Canadian Association of Slavists. 35 (1/2): 45–68. JSTOR 40869458.
  2. ^ Volkov, Solomon; Bouis, Antonina W. (1997). St. Petersburg: A Cultural History. Free Press. p. 510. ISBN 978-0-684-83296-8.