Shamshad Abdullaev

Shamshad Abdullaev

Shamshad Abdullaev was born in 1957 and lives and works as a poet, prose writer and essayist in Fergana-Tal in Uzbekistan. He was a co-founder of the ‘Fergana School of Poetry’, a group of poets mainly writing in Russian, who combine Islamic, Central Asian and Chinese literary traditions with elements of Western post-modernism. His prizes include the Andrej Bely Prize (1993), the Globus Prize of the magazine Znamya (1998), the 2006 and 2013 Russkaja Premija, which is awarded to writers living abroad who write in Russian, the Fellowship Prize of the Joseph Brodsky Foundation (2015) and the Volga-NOS Prize of the Prokhorov Foundation (2020). In recent years he has published poetry collections including Nepodvichnaja powerchnost (Motionless Surfaces), NLO, Moscow 2003, Priblichenie okrain (The Approach of the Suburbs), NLO, Moscow 2013; Pered mestnostju (In Front of the Terrain), Argo-Risk, Moscow 2017; Drugoj Jug (The Other South), Nosorog, Moscow, 2020.

Publications:
Drugoj Jug (The Other South), Nosorog, 2020.
Pered mestnostju (In Front of the Terrain), Argo-Risk, 2017.
Priblischenieokrain (The Approach of the Suburbs), NLO, 2013.
Nepodwischnajapowerchnost (Motionless Surfaces), NLO, 2003.

Awards:
2020: Volga-NOS Prize of the Prokhorov Foundation
2015: Resident of the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund
2006 & 2013: Russkaja Premija
1998: Globus Prize of the magazine Znamya
1993: Andrej Bely Prize

Festival Content

LANGUAGE ARCHIPELAGO IV

Caspian Sea – Is that even Europe still?

⇒ Tickets 3€ | Festival Pass 19€ 

Neo-Orientalism and queer Islamic Poetry

Is Usbekistan Europe? Of course it is – if we define Europe as a cultural space and take the Poetic School of Fergana into consideration. Does Islamic-influenced feminist poetry belong to the cultural space of Europe? Sure, if we take the poetry of the Russian-Azerbaijani poet Egana Djabbarova as an example.

Kanat OmarShamshad AbdullaevNicat MammadovEgana Djabbarova