Alexander Skidan

(c) Victor Nemtinov

Alexander Skidan was born in Leningrad in 1965. He is a poet, a critic and a translator as well as being the author of more than ten books. He has translated contemporary American poetry and prose as well as theoretical works on literature and art. He was awarded the Andre Bely Prize (2006) and has been a Fellow of the Joseph Brodsky Foundation (2018). In 2008 his bilingual book of poems “Red Shifting” was published by Ugly Duckling Presse (USA). His most recent book is the poetry collection “Kontamination”, published by Porjadok Slov (2020). He is a member of the working group Was tun (What is to be done) and co-editor of the New Literary Observer magazine where he also curates a book series New Poetry (Novaya poezia) since 2009. He lives in St. Petersburg. His poems have been translated into many languages and included in many anthologies.

Publications:
Kontamination. PorjadokSlov, 2020.
Red Shifting. Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008.

Award:
2006: Andrei Bely Prize

Festival Content

LANGUAGE ARCHIPELAGO V

Poetry and self-perception in the Baltic

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Where does Europe’s cultural space start and where does it end, if you are looking eastwards from Berlin? In Narva? Yekaterinburg? Vladivostok? What is the cultural self-perception in the north-eastern Baltic?

Alexander SkidanVaiva GrainytėMaarja KangroSergei Timofejev