Poems from Acmeism

Acmeism was named after the Greek word meaning “the best age of man.” It is a literary movement that emerged in the early 1910s in Russia.

Acmesim was a transient school of writers who were guided by Nikolay Gumilev and Sergei Gorodetsky. The movement was focused on clarity and brevity. The poems were compact and direct and were written as a reaction to symbolism, the movement that was previously dominant in the country.

The most important poets of this movement were Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, and Nikolay Stepanovich Gumilyov. Here you can find a list of best-known acmeist poems.

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