Russia’s Revolutionary Century 1917-2017, a conference of UCL and Open Russia

I’ve spent two sunny autumn days indoors: Saturday in UCL, Sunday in the Open Russia, and I don’t regret it at all, hence the conference was extremely informative and exciting. Well researched, profound reports, rich and comprehensive discussions, very warm and creative atmosphere. It was very interesting for me, who witnessed a significant part of … Continue reading “Russia’s Revolutionary Century 1917-2017, a conference of UCL and Open Russia”

Мария Степанова – От баллад до песен и обратно

The poetics of Maria Stepanova, at once contemporary and timeless, disprove the notion that there is a crisis in traditional verse-making. Stepanova’s poetic language is very distinctive: word forms pass through deformation on every level, bringing new senses, both actual and potential, to light. – Academia Rossica Подробнее здесь >

Summer Break! Here’s to new beginnings.

The first half of year 2016 was very successful. We invited wonderful poets from Russia and England, like Dmitry Vodennikov, Dmitrij Kuzmin, Dmitrij Vedenyapin, Maria Stepanova, Lev Rubinstein, Fiona Sampson, and Mario Petrucci for readings and conversation;

Мария Степанова – От баллад до песен и обратно

Степанову называют одним из самых значительных современных поэтов, пишущих по-русски. Её мир сложен и по сюжетам, и по форме, его диапазон — от низкого языка московских коммуналок и блатного жаргона до высокого штиля и скрытых цитат из мировой классики, от фантасмагорических баллад до интимных лирических стихов.