The poet and the translator, was born February 24, 1935, in the Vitebsk province, Belarus. His first verses were published in 1953. Baradulin has authored many books of poetry that discuss the main events of the time: war through perception of a child, life after the war, and the worries of today's global issues. His verses are both humorous and witty and he has even written some poetry for children. He has translated into Belarusian some verses of the British writers W. Shakespeare; G. Byron; Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Ukrainian, Moldavian, Georgian, Uzbek, Hungarian, Bulgarian, and Russian writers; as well as some Biblical texts. Many of his poems have been set to music.
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