SEVERYANIN, IGOR VASILEVICH (IGOR VASILEVICH LOTAREV). 1887-1941.
Two Autograph Manuscript Poems and a Love Letter, various sizes.
The Russian poet Severyanin founded Ego-Futurism in opposition to the overly objective Cubo-Futurists. He thought poetry should be more subjective. The first poem here, "Poeza o Mayorengofe" (Poem about Mayorengoph) draws on memories of Riga's seaside from his childhood. He was also quite a ladies man. "Posvyaschenie" (Dedication) is an apparently unpublished poem addressed to his mistress "No. 13," Marya Volnyanskaya, his common-law wife from 1915-1920. The one-page letter (with original envelope) was sent to his lover Irina Bormann in Tallin, dated January 7, 1935, and speaks of a clandestine meeting a few days later.