Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Island. Member of the Board
Anatoly Kudryavitsky is a Moscow-born Russian/Irish poet and novelist of Polish/Irish descent. A holder of a PhD from Moscow Medical Academy, he has a background in biology, Celtic heritage, music and literature, and worked as a researcher, as a journalist, as a literary translator and as a magazine editor. He is the former writer-in-residence for the State Literary Museum of Russia. Having emigrated in 1999, he has since been living in Dublin, Ireland. Between 2006 and 2009 he worked as a creative writing tutor for the Irish Writers’ Centre. He is a bilingual author writing in English and Russian, and has published three novels, the English translation of his last one appearing as disUnity (Glagoslav, 2013), as well as seven collections of his Russian poems, the latest title being Selected Prose Poems (Evgeny Stepanov Press, Moscow, 2017). He has also published four books of his English poems, the latest being Horizon (Red Moon Press, USA, 2016). His collection of prose poems titled The Two-Headed Man and a Paper Life is due from Plume Editions / MadHat Press (USA) in early 2018. The Romanian translation of this book has been published by Editura Revers, Romania, in 2017. Kudryavisky edited the anthology of contemporary Russian poetry in English translation entitled A Night in the Nabokov Hotel (Dedalus, 2006), the anthology of contemporary German-language poetry titled Coloured Handprints (Dedalus, 2015), and his anthology of contemporary Ukrainian poetry in English translation, The Frontier, has been published by Glagoslav Publications (London, UK) in 2017. He also edited two anthologies of haiku from Ireland titled Bamboo Dreams (Doghouse Books, 2012) and Between the Leaves (Arlen House, 2016). In 2003, he won the Maria Edgeworth Poetry Prize (Ireland), and in 2010 was the recipient of the David Burliuk Award (Russia) for lifelong commitment to experimental poetry. In 2016, one of his poems was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The American Journal of Poetry. In 2017, he was the recipient of the Mihai Eminescu Poetry Prize (Romania). Among his haiku awards are the Suruga Baika Prize of Excellence (Japan, 2008) and the Vladimir Devidé Grand Prix Award (Japan, 2012 and 2014). His poems and short stories have been translated into fourteen languages. He lives in Dublin, Ireland, and edits SurVision poetry magazine and Shamrock, the international haiku magazine of the Irish Haiku Society, of which he is President.