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Byre World: Literary Cafe with Stanislav Lvovskii

Wednesday 12 April, 6pm
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The leading contemporary Russian poet, Stanislav Lvovskii, will join us at the Byre’s Literary Café. There will be an informal reading of contemporary Russian poetry and screening of poetic video art. Stanislav Lvovskii is a Russian poet, journalist and researcher, who has published highly acclaimed collections of poems and short stories. Currently pursuing a PhD in Russian studies at the University of Oxford, until recently he was a contributing editor of a literary section of www.colta.ru, the only Russian internet media platform focused solely on culture.  Aside from original poetry and prose, Lvovskii has published a number of translations (Vytautas Pliura, Charles Bukowsky, Leonard Cohen, Diane Thiel and others). Stanislav has received numerous literary prizes, including the Moscow Free Verse Festival Award (1993), Teneta Internet Literary Contest (1998, in three nominations), award for best new poetry of the year at the 2003 Moskovskii Schyot and Evgenii Turenko Prize for his influence on the new generation of poets.  (2016). He was shortlisted three times for Russia’s most prestigious independent literary award, the Andrei Belyi prize (2005, 2009 and 2013). Lvovskii’s poetry has been translated into and published in English, French, Chinese, Italian, Georgian and other languages.

 

Photograph by Oleg Yakovlev