The August Rain is PEN award winning poet and translator Stephen Komarnyckyj's first collection of original poetry.?This is a book through which memory and its voices lap like waves. Whether it be in his own luminous writing, or through his translations and versions of others, Komarnyckyj communicates a quiet fire that is often 'stringent as redemption'.?Sean Street, Poet and BBC Broadcaster?Drawing force both from an English visionary tradition that leads right back to Caedmon and the fevered restlessness of some Slavic poetries, Stephen Komarnyckyj?s is a serious poetry of life?s elemental mysteries and sorrows.?Vivek Narayanan, Poet?