Lev Rubinstein

(Russian_federation, 1947)

Lev Rubinstein (Moscow, 1947) is a prominent Russian avant-garde poet and, together with Vsevolod Nekrasov and Deimtry Prigov, one of the first conceptualist writers. His work has been translated into many languages. He studied philology and later worked as librarian, bibliographer, literary critic and essayist. He started working on his first minimalist poems in the ‘70s, poems largely focused on the form, consisting of verses written on index cards. His poems push the boundaries of what can be said verbally, visually and performatively. Rubinstein won the Russian Andrey Bely Award in 1999.

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