In a personal view of today’s poetry scene in Russia, leading Russian poet Evgeniya Lavut will trace the development of hermeticism and irony from the poetic language of the late Soviet period in the poetry of the new generation. Reading poems by significant modern authors and showing some video fragments, she will illustrate how Russian poetry survives and manages not to break with its strong tradition in the era of performance and digital art. Lavut will also read some of her own poetry.

This event is part of our season: 101st km – Further Everywhere, marking the centenary of the Russian revolution with a pavilion on Bloomsbury Square dedicated to the fate of suppressed Soviet poets and celebrating their voices.

EVGENIYA LAVUT (b. 1972) is a poet, translator, book editor and organiser of literary events. She is the author of three books of poetry.