Velimir Khlebnikov (1885 - 1922 / Russia)
Biography of Velimir Khlebnikov
Originally named Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov, born on Oct. 28, 1885, in the Kalmyk Autonomous Republic in Russia. Khlebnikov grew up to be well-educated in the disciplines of science, nature, folklore, mythology, mathematics, literature, art, history, and languages.
A poet who became known as the founder of Russian Futurism and whose esoteric verses exerted a significant influence on Soviet poetry after his death. Khlebnikov is becoming recognized as one of the major Russian poets of the twentieth century, having for years been dismissed as a purveyor of unintelligible verbal trickery.
Velimir Khlebnikov died June 28, 1922.
- Bo-beh-o-bi Sang The Lips
- Invocation Of Laughter
- Midnight Estate
- On This Day Of Sky-Blue Bears
- Rus' You Are But A Kiss In The Frost
- Today I Will Go Once Again
- When Horses Die
- Where The Waxwings Used To Dwell
- Wind Is Song
Wingletting with the golden scrawl
Of its finest sinews,
The grasshopper loaded its trailer-belly
With many coastal herbs and faiths.
"Ping, ping, ping!" tra-lah-ed the zingzinger.