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Alexander Shaumyan

(July 12,1962 / Moscow, Russia)

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Alexander Shaumyan was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1962 and immigrated to the United States in 1975 at the age of 13. He started out as a painter but turned to poetry as a more effective medium for expressing his message. His work appeared in many small presses and online journals. He's also done translations of Russian, German, French, Spanish, and Italian poetry. His translation of Nikolai Gumilev has been published online. His translation of Sergey Esenin's last poem appeared in GLAS, Volume 23-the internationally known journal of new Russian writing, edited by Natasha Perova. His poetry has been taught by Professor Gerald Smith at Oxford University, who teaches modern Russian poetry and ... more »

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  • Kathy Anderson (8/23/2005 5:08:00 PM)

    Alex, no matter who or how much people rate your poetry, I think/believe you're writing deserves all 10's or better. :)

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