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Anatoly Kudryavitsky is a Moscow-born Irish poet and novelist of Polish/Irish descent, the grandson of an Irishman who ended up in Stalin’s Gulag. A holder of a PhD from Moscow Medical Academy, he has a background in biology, Celtic heritage, music and literature, and worked as a researcher, a journalist, a literary translator, and a magazine editor. He started writing poetry in the 1980s, but under the Communists was not permitted to publish his work openly—until the years of Perestroika. In 1989, his poems and stories first appeared in magazines. He is the former writer-in-residence for the State Literary Museum of Russia. Having emigrated in 1999, he has since been living in Dublin, Ireland. Between 2006 and 2009 he worked as a creative writing tutor for the Irish Writers’ Centre. He is a bilingual author writing in English and Russian, and has published a collection of his English poems, Shadow of Time (Goldsmith Press, Ireland, 2005) and three collections of his haiku, the latest being Horizon (Red Moon Press, USA, 2016), as well as seven collections of his Russian poems, the latest title being Selected Prose Poems (Evgeny Stepanov Press, Moscow, 2017). The English translation of his latest novel appeared as The Flying Dutchman (Glagoslav, UK, 2018). He edited two anthologies of haiku from Ireland, Bamboo Dreams (Doghouse Books, 2012) and Between the Leaves (Arlen House, 2016), and also edited and translated into English four anthologies of contemporary Russian, Ukrainian, and German poetry published by Dedalus Press and Glagoslav. In 2003, he won the Maria Edgeworth Poetry Prize (Ireland), and in 2017 was the recipient of the Mihai Eminescu Academy Poetry Award (Romania). His works have been translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Dublin, Ireland, and edits SurVision poetry magazine.


The Two-Headed Man and the Paper Life,
a collection by Anatoly Kudryavitsky,
is now available from MadHat Press.


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