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Artist-in-Residence: Alexei Tsvetkov

Renowned Russian poet and intellectual Alexei Tsvetkov visited campus in February 2017 as an artist-in-residence in the Russian Department.

Alexei Tsvetkov emigrated to the United States in 1975 after he was arrested because of his work with Moscow Time, an unofficial poetry group that produced a literary almanac on typewriters. Tsvetkov set poetry aside for 17 years beginning in the late 1980s to write prose, including a novel he describes as “a poem in prose.” His return to poetry during the 2000s generated Names of Love, a collection that in 2007 contributed to his winning the most prestigious literary prize in Russia: the Andrei Bely Prize.

While on campus, Tsvetkov visited with students in Russian language classes and read his poetry at a public lecture. You can learn more about Tsvetkov’s previous visits to Dickinson here:

http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20030/russian/733/alexei_tsvetkov_at_dickinson

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