Poet, translator, essayist, linguist. Born in Tbilisi, graduated from the Faculty of Russian Philology at Tbilisi State University. She has authored poems, essays, articles and translations published in poetry anthologies, periodicals and academic collections in Europe, America and Asia (Georgia, Russia, Israel, USA, Ukraine, England, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Uzbekistan, etc.) Author and editor of poetry collections in Georgia, in particular co-author and compiler of Russian-language Anthology of Georgian Poetry (10th-20th centuries). Author and presenter of the video project “Frontiers and Borders” at the Center for Cultural Interaction “Caucasian House”, dedicated to both literature and interethnic, multicultural relations. (2013 – 2017). Winner of the Diogenes International Internet Short Film Festival, special diploma for “What Chairs Remember,” 2020. Author of the following books “On the Edge of the Word” (Israel, 2000) and “Frescoes in the Air” (Moscow, 2014).
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.