Sasha Chernyi

With his brilliantly satirical poems, caustic wit, and verbal caricature, Sasha Chernyi (1880-1932) is considered by many to be the best Russian satirist of his generation. While much of his poetry took on corrupt politicians, lazy intellectuals, and other shady public figures, Chernyi was also a celebrated children's poet and the author of some twenty books for young Russian readers. Though he died in relative obscurity in a Russian