Belarus

Maintenant #66: Valzhyna Mort

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Winner of the Crystal of Vilenica poetry award, lauded on both sides of the continent, Mort is a resolute and dexterous presence in contemporary East coast American poetry circles. A native of Belarus, her poetry is remarkable for its elegance and fluidity, and its ability to maintain an idiom both utterly modern and somehow enduring.

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Maintenant #38: Volya Hapeyeva

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A lauded playwright, critic and linguistic philosopher, as well as a poet, her depth and zest have marked her out as one of the most hopeful female poets writing in Europe at large. Her work is marked but a sensitivity and care that many would find incongruous with her rigour and methodological pragmatism.

An interview with Volya Hapeyeva ( Belarus ) by SJ Fowler

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