Series: New Poetry
Polina Andrukovich

2020. 125 x 200 mm. Hardcover. 208 p.

ISBN 978-5-4448-1276-1

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The faltering, breaking speech in the poems of Polina Andrukovich picks up on the work of the poetic unconscious at its deepest stage—the stage of primary, verbal-rhythmic impulses, which are usually carefully hidden and not released in this draft form. This is not a cracked voice, but a voice with cracks and fractures, distorted and broken into parts, as if tormented by internal censorship. The poet’s voice attempts to break through the grid of normative language: it is the mental map of a "quiet," bloodless revolution that transforms these halting punctuations of speech, their stigma and ordeals, with its innovative syntax.

Polina Andrukovich is a poet, prose writer, artist. She was born in 1969 and graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. Andrukovich has participated in art collectives and held several exhibitions of her own work in Moscow (easel painting, graphics, photographs, objects). She is the author of several books of poetry, including "One Voice Less" (2004), "Freehand Rehearsal" (2008), "One Wave in the Sea" (2008) and "Instead of This World" (2014). She was awarded the Difference Award in 2015, and she currently resides in Moscow.

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