White House Poetry Revival Wed 26th Sept. 2007
Anatoly (Anthony) Kudryavitsky was born in 1954 in Moscow of a Polish father and half-Irish mother. Educated at Moscow Medical University, he later studied Irish history and cultural heritage. Having lived in Russia and Germany, he now lives in Dublin and teaches creative writing to aspiring authors from Ireland’s minority ethnic communities. In 2005, Goldsmith Press published his first collection entitled Shadow of Time, followed by his second collection Morning at Mount Ring (Doghouse Books, 2007). His anthology of contemporary Russian poetry in English translation entitled A Night in the Nabokov Hotel was published in 2006 by Dedalus. In the same year he founded the Irish Haiku Society, of which he is chairman. He is also editor of Shamrock Haiku Journal (http://www.freewebs.com/shamrockhaiku). His poems and short stories were published in magazines nationally and internationally, and have been translated into nine languages. In 2003 he was awarded the Edgeworth Prize for poetry, in 2005 shortlisted for the Robert Graves Poetry Award. He also won a few intermational awards for his haiku poems.
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