Herman Lukomnikov

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Herman Lukomnikov
Moscow, Russia

Herman Lukomnikov was born in 1962 in Baku and has lived in Moscow since 1975. Since 1990, he has performed texts and performances. His first published poems appeared in “The Humanitarian Fund” newspaper. He participated in festivals and had palindrome pieces published in
anthologies. He was the winner of the Russian-Ukrainian Poetry Slam in Lviv (2007) and the All-Russian Slam in Voronezh (2014) and vice-champion of the World Slam in Paris (2015). He played the Fool in D. Krymov’s play “Boris” based on Pushkin’s “Boris Godunov”. He has authored 19 published books of poetry. His poems were also published in “Samizdat Veka” (an anthology), “Poems of the Last Time” (an anthology), as well as in major Russian magazines such as “Znamya,” “Volga,” “Ogonyok,” “New Literary Review,” “Vozdukh,” “Solo,” etc. His poems have been translated into 14 languages.

by Ian Probstein

A new collection of poems by Ian Probstein. (In Russian)

by Ilya Perelmuter (editor)

Launched in 2012, “Four Centuries” is an international electronic magazine of Russian poetry in translation.

by Ilya Ehrenburg

Ilya Ehrenburg (1891–1967) was one of the most prolific Russian writers of the twentieth century.  Babi Yar and Other Poems, translated by Anna Krushelnitskaya, is a representative selection of Ehrenburg’s poetry, available in English for the first time.

by William Conelly

Young readers will love this delightful work of children’s verse by poet William Conelly, accompanied by Nadia Kossman’s imaginative, evocative illustrations.

by Maria Galina

A book of poems by Maria Galina, put together and completed exactly one day before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is Galina’s seventh book of poems. With translations by Anna Halberstadt and Ainsley Morse.

by Aleksandr Kabanov

The first bilingual (Russian-English) collection of poems by Aleksandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, “Elements for God” includes poems that predicted – and now chronicle – Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Three Questions. A Documentary by Vita Shtivelman
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Poetry Reading in Honor of Brodsky’s 81st Birthday
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