Anthology of Contemporary Ural Poetry
Title: Anthology of Contemporary Ural Poetry
Author/Editor: Vitaliy Kalpidy
Publisher: Marina Volkova Publishing
Book Designer: Vitaliy Kalpidy
Jacket Designer: Pavel Pisklakov
Other Credits: Layout: Vitaliy Kalpidy, Vladlen Ferkel; Proofreading: Marina Volkova, Elena Menshenina
«Anthology of Contemporary Ural Poetry» is not only a multi-volume edition, but also a tactically and strategically meaningful cultural action that has been going on for 30 years. The beginning was the publication in 1992 of a dozen low-budget poetry books in the «Classics of Perm poetry» series. The next step was the «Uncontemporary notes» magazine and, finally, the publication of the first Anthology of Contemporary Ural Poetry (Gallery Fund Publ., Chelyabinsk, 1996). After that, three dozen other author’s poetic books were published, culminating in the
publication of the second volume of the Anthology of Contemporary Ural Poetry (Gallery Fund Publ., Chelyabinsk, 2003). Entering the top three best poetic books of 2004 according to the version of the organizing committee of the XVII Moscow International Book Fair, this Anthology completed the formation of such a concept as the «Ural School of Poets» (USP). And the authoritative characters of that time literati such as Andrei Voznesensky, Dmitry Prigov, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, etc. discussed the features and potential of this School, while others vigorously denied its right to exist. The third volume of the Anthology (Ten Thousand Words Publ., Chelyabinsk, 2011) and the USP Encyclopedia published in 2013 drew a line under this dispute. The book you are holding is the fourth volume of an unprecedented project in the world literary practice, which has long become one of the major topics of contemporary Russian poetry.
The 4th volume contains poems by 74 authors from Ural, biographies of these authors and their short interviews, and translations of poems by 50 foreign authors from 20 countries (USA, Italy, France, UK, Singapore, India, Estonia etc.) that were made by Ural authors.
The jacket and the cover of the book are different: under the multi-connected rhizome of the white jacket you'll find a red fabric book cover embossed by gold. The text is the same on both: "Anthology", "Contemporary Ural Poetry", "2012-2018". On the spine you see text "Contemporary Ural Poetry" and list of years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. On the jacket's flaps you see photos and list of all the 74 authors that were included into the book.
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