Dragomoshchenko, Arkadii

(1795 words)
  • Evgeny Pavlov (University of Canterbury)

One of the most significant Russian poets of his generation, Arkadii Dragomoshchenko was a unique figure on the Soviet and post-Soviet literary scene from the late 1960s until his death in 2012. Boldly innovative, cerebral yet passionate, often imprecise yet astonishingly concentrated and razor-sharp, his poetry came to prominence as early as 1978 when he, alongside Viktor Krivulin and Boris Groys, was among the first recipients of the Andrey Bely Prize, Russia’s oldest independent literary award. At the same time, despite the visibility and active participation in Leningrad samizdat circles, Dragomoshchenko never joined any literary school or movement. Always involved and engaged with others, he nonetheless stood apart, skirting the e…

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Pavlov, Evgeny. "Dragomoshchenko, Arkadii". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2015
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