Vitaly Lekhtsier is a poet, literary critic, co-editor of the literary and analytical portal “Circus Olympus+TV” (2011-2022), and social researcher. He is the author of seven books of poetry (the eighth one is forthcoming), and seven monographs published in Russia and Lithuania. Winner of the Andrei Bely Prize (2019). His poems have been translated into English, and his scholarly research has been translated into Spanish and Bulgarian. He works at the S.P. Korolev National Research University in Samara.
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.