Akhmatova Orphans (Russian: Ахматовские сироты) was a group of four 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
- 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 / Revue Canadienne des Slavistes (Canadian Association of Slavists) 35 (1/2): 45–68. JSTOR 40869458.
- Volkov, Solomon; Bouis, Antonina W. (1997). St. Petersburg: A Cultural History. Free Press. p. 510. ISBN 978-0-684-83296-8.
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