Vladimir Zhbankov

About the Author:

Владимир Жбанков
photo by Lisa Zhbankova
Vladimir Zhbankov
Kyiv, Ukraine

Vladimir Zhbankov was born in Moscow in 1985 and has lived in Kyiv since 2015. He is the author of two collections of poems: “The Third Alphabet” and “Matchka” (Laurus, Kyiv, 2019, 2022). His texts have been published in  Russian literary magazines, such as Prologue, Znamya, SHO, Interpoetry, Polutona, and others. In early spring 2022, he refused to be evacuated. After the Russian invasion, he worked as a volunteer in the defense of Kyiv, and later, as a coordinator of the project on search and assistance to Ukrainian prisoners of war  (Poshuk.Polon).


by Yulia Fridman

A book of poems by Yulia Fridman.

“I have been reading Yulia Fridman’s poems for a long time and have admired them for a long time.” (Vladimir Bogomyakov, poet)

by Nikolai Zabolotsky

A collection of early poems by Zabolotsky, translated into English by Dmitri Manin. “Dmitri Manin’s translations retain the freshness of Zabolotsky’s vision.” – Boris Dralyuk

by Art Beck

A collection of essays and reviews by Art Beck. “These pieces are selected from a steady series of essays and reviews I found myself publishing in the late aughts of the still early century.”

by Alexis Levitin

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.

by Aleksandr Kabanov

A book of wartime poems by Alexandr Kabanov, one of Ukraine’s major poets, fighting for the independence of his country by means of words and rhymes.

by Mark Budman

Every character in these twenty-two interlinked stories is an immigrant from a place real or imaginary. (Magic realism/immigrant fiction.)

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