Aaron Rafi is a Canadian poet, now living in Toronto, best known for his Surviving the Censor: The Unspoken Words of Osip Mandelstam (2006). Its 48 prose poems are spoken by the Russian poet Osip, his wife Nadezhda, a voice from Stalin's transit camps, and a researcher. In November 2006, Daniel Domb, Canada’s pre-eminent cellist, composed music to these poems, which were performed at the Leah Poslins Theatre.
Aaron, Rafi. The Lost and Found. Ramat Gan, Israel: privately printed, 1990.
--. A Seed In The Pocket Of Their Blood. Toronto: Amphitheatre Publications, 1997. Republished by Syracuse University Press, 2000.
--. Surviving the Censor: The Unspoken Words of Osip Mandelstam. Ed. Allan Briesmaster. Hamilton, Ontario: Seraphim Editions, 2006.
Mandelstam, Nadezhda Yakovlevna. Hope Against Hope: A Memoir. Trans. Max Hayward. 1970.