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Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Anatoly Kudryavitsky

Born: August 17 1954 in Moscow, Russia
Resides: Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: akudryavitsky (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky is a Russian/Irish writer of mixed Polish/Irish origin. He writes fiction in Russian, haiku in English, and mainstream poetry in both languages and his works have been published worldwide. He has won a number of awards for his poetry, including haiku, as well as for his literary translations. Between 1993 and 1998 he was a poet-in-residence at the State Literary Museum of Russia in Moscow. He is currently the editor of Shamrock Haiku Journal and the chairman of the Irish Haiku Society.

Awards and Other Honors: The list of his awards includes The Independent Translated Book of the Year Award (2002); Third Prize, Maria Edgeworth Poetry Competition (2003); Short List, Robert Graves Award for Poetry (2005); Honourable Mention, Samhain International Haiku Competition (2005); Poet of the Year Award from the Deti Ra literary magazine (Moscow, 2006); Honourable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2007); First Prize, Suruga Baika International Haiku Competition (2008); First Prize, Capoliveri International Haiku Contest (2007); Honourable Mention, Mainichi Daily News International Haiku Contest (2008); Honourable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2008); First Prize, Haiku Magazine International Haiku Contest (2009); Runner-Up, Mainichi Daily News International Haiku Contest (2009); Honourable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2009).

Books Published: In Russian: The Ship of Autumn (UDN University Press, Moscow, 1991); Sealed Up Messages (Valentine Books, Moscow, 1992); Sounds and the Stars (Lenore Books, Moscow, 1993); In the White Flame of Waiting (Sov-VIP Press, Moscow - Oslo, 1994); The Field of Eternal Stories (Third Wave, Moscow/Jersey City, N.J., 1996); Graffiti (Third Wave, 1998); Poetry of Silence: an Anthology of New Russian Poetry (A&B Press, Moscow, 1999); Zhuzhukiny Deti. Russian Short Stories in the Second Half of the 20th Century (NLO Books, Moscow, 2000); Visitors’ Book (Third Wave, 2001); Imagists, an Anthology (Progress Publishing, Moscow, 2002); The Case-Book of Inspector Mylls [A Novel] (Zakharov Books, Moscow, 2008); A Parade of Mirrors and Reflections [A Novella] (Deti Ra, Moscow, 2009).      In English: Shadow of Time (Goldsmith Press, Newbridge, Ireland, 2005) [ISBN 1-870-49113-0]; A Night in the Nabokov Hotel [20 Contemporary Poets from Russia; Edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky] (Dublin, Dedalus Press 2006); Morning at Mount Ring: Haiku and Senryu (Doghouse Books, Tralee, Ireland, 2007) [ISBN 978-0-9552003-5-9].

Selected Work
 
sheep unmoved
in the green grass...
a slow passing of clouds
 
aspen in the rain
each leaf drips with
the sound of autumn
 
 
 
searchlight at the border
two halves of the
autumn sky
 
river stillness
an evening mist enters
the lock chamber
 
 
 
faces
exposed by the moonlight...
callas blooming
 
calm evening
the voices of
birches and aspens
 
 

Credits: "sheep unmoved" – First Prize, Suruga Baika International Haiku Competition (2008); "searchlight at the border" – Runner-Up, Mainichi Daily News International Haiku Contest (2009); "faces" – Honourable Mention, Mainichi Daily News International Haiku Contest (2008); "aspen in the rain" – First Prize, Haiku Magazine International Haiku Contest (2009); "river stillness" – Frogpond 31:2 (2008); "calm evening" – World Haiku Review 6:3 (2008).

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