Anatoly Kudryavitsky was born in Moscow in 1954.
His father was of Polish origin; his mother was a daughter of an Irishman from South Co. Mayo who survived Stalin’s Gulag.
He is a member of the Russian Writers’ Union and Irish PEN, former President of the Russian Poetry Society (1998–1999) Formerly on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Poetry Associations of UNESCO (1999–2004).
His books include The Ship of Autumn (Moscow, UDN University Press,1991); Sealed Up Messages (Moscow, Valentine Books, 1992); Sounds and the Stars (Moscow, Lenore Books, 1993); In the White Flame of Waiting (Moscow/Oslo, Sov-VIP Press, 1994); The Field of Eternal Stories (Moscow/Jersey City, N.J., Third Wave Books, 1996); Graffiti (Third Wave Books, 1998); Visitors’ Book (Third Wave Books, 2001); Shadow of Time (Newbridge, Co. Kildare, The Goldsmith Press, 2005); Morning at Mount Ring (Tralee, Doghouse Books, 2007); and Capering Moons (Tralee, Doghouse Books, 2011).
He has also edited an anthology of haiku poetry from Ireland, Bamboo Dreams (Tralee, Doghouse Books, 2012).
He has translated and edited several anthologies including The Imagist Poets, an anthology. (Progress Publishing, 2001) which won The Independent/Ex Libris Award for the best translated work published in book-form in 2001 and Poetry of Silence, an anthology of new Russian poetry, A&B Press, 1999; Zhuzhukiny Deti, Russian Short Stories of the Second Half of 20th Century (NLO Books, 2000); and A Night in the Nabakov Hotel, 20 Contemporary Poets from Russia (Dublin, The Dedalus Press, 2006).
He has translated from English into Russian authors and poets as diverse as Emily Dickinson (Selected Poems); Stephen Crane (Collected Poems); Jim Morrison (Selected Poems). He has also translated more than thirty Irish poets into Russian.
He has lived in Ireland and Germany since 1999.
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