2020. 125 x 200 mm. Hardcover. 208 p.
Valery Shubinsky has his roots in uncensored poetry and the “Petersburg text,” and his visionary, fantastic, “baroque” poems are immersed in the nocturnal depths of the imagination. His this-worldly reality blends sleep with Hoffmaniada imagery, history with myth, the modern with the pre-temporal, the ordinary and tangible with the strange and ethereal.
Valery Shubinsky was born in Kiev 1965 and has lived between the town of Pushkin’s Tsarskoe Selo and Leningrad (St. Petersburg) since 1972. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Finance and Economics and began publishing his work in 1984. Shubinsky is the author of six books of poetry, a book of essays entitled "Players and Playgrounds" (2018), and numerous biographies (including of Kharms, Gumilyov, and Khodasevich). He was a member of the Baggage Room literary project, and he has served as the curator of the Utkonos Literary Society and the New Baggage Room website. Shubinsky received the Andrey Bely Prize in 2018, and he currently resides in St. Petersburg.