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Ripples in language

Stone and Circles on Water (Камень и круги на воде) is the eighteenth in Dmitri Prigov’s series of poems built around the Russian alphabet, or azbuka, and the work that for me most clearly encapsulates Prigov’s “iterative poetics,” about which … Continue reading

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Stephanie Sandler on Arkadii Dragomoshchenko as poet and photographer

Stephanie Sandler has a lovely piece on Jacket2 about the late, great poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s work as both a poet and a photographer.

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Endarkenment by Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

I am overjoyed that Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s selected poems, Endarkenment, is now officially forthcoming from Wesleyan University Press. Edited by Eugene Ostashevsky, I hope and trust that this, sadly, posthumous collection will open the eyes of a new and broader English-speaking … Continue reading

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Prigov’s visual poems in English

I’m very excited that someone is finally having a go at translating Dmitri Prigov’s Stikhogrammy into English. Kristin Reed is a braver soul than me, and it’s wonderful to see her translations of what she terms Prigov’s Versographies published in the … Continue reading

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Stephanie Sandler translates Elena Fanailova

Stephanie Sandler’s translation of Russian poet Elena Fanailova’s poem “Lena i Lena” (“Lena and Lena”) has just gone up as a feature on Jacket2. Sandler introduces her translation by mapping out beautifully how Fanailova’s work undoes the false binary of … Continue reading

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Dmitri Prigov and Cross-Cultural Conceptualism / Дмитрий Пригов и межкультурный концептуализм

A revised Russian version of chapter 5 of A Common Strangeness, “Dmitri Prigov and Cross-Cultural Conceptualism,” has just been published in Новое литературное обозрение (Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, or New Literary Review) as “Дмитрий Пригов и межкультурный концептуализм” (Dmitrii Prigov i … Continue reading

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Prigov and Tarasov in Performance

Today on Jacket 2, I am delighted to present a guest post from Gerald Janecek on the work of the conceptual artist and writer Dmitri Prigov, whose work is the focus of one chapter of A Common Strangeness. Some time ago, … Continue reading

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