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More NYC events celebrating Alexander Vvedensky


The Russian Avant-Garde Goes Underground at Poets House

On Saturday, April 20th at 2pm, to celebrate the release of Vvednesky’s An Invitation for Me to Think, Poets House with the Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia will host a colloquium and reading on the Russian Avant-Garde, featuring Anthony Anemone, Polina Barskova, Ainsley Morse, Eugene Ostashevsky, Peter Scotto, Bela Shayevich, and Matvei Yankelevich.

The colloquium starts at 2pm, followed by a reading at 4:30pm

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Russian Underground Poetry from OBERIU to Moscow Conceptualism at The Poetry Project

On Monday, April 22nd at 8pm, the Poetry Project will celebrate the publication of Vvedensky’s An Invitation for Me to Think. Vvedensky (1904-1941), one of the founders of OBERIU, the last Russian avant-garde group, is currently recognized as one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century.

Readers include Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich, translators of An Invitation for Me to Think, and Bela Shayevich and Ainsley Morse, translators of I Live I See: The Poems of Vsevolod Nekrasov.

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