Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Russian by Christopher Mattison. A FIREPROOF BOX is the first English-language translation collection of poems important young Russian poet, novelist, and translator Gleb Shulpyakov, who was awarded the prestigious Triumph Prize for his poetry in 2001. As Evgeny Rein states in his introduction to the collection, Shulpyakov's poetry is that of one "who understands the value of existence, of the spiritual richness of existence which can descend upon any person."
Author City: MOSCOW RUS
Gleb Shulpyakov is a poet, essayist, and translator. He was born and lives in Moscow, and graduated with a degree in journalism from Moscow State University. He is the author of two collections of travel essays, several novels, and several collections of poetry. Two collections of his poems have been published in English translation by Canarium Books: LETTERS TO YAKUB (2014) and A FIREPROOF BOX (2011), which was a finalist for the Three Percent Best Translated Book Award.
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poetry finalist for Three Percent2012 Best Translated Book Award
“Gleb Shulpyakov is not only the inheritor of a great tradition and anti-tradition of Russian poetry, but also a new internationalist who understands the value of the local, of the immediate. In this poetry full of wonder and respect, of sharp and insightful investigation of cultural heritage, the creative process, ways of seeing, and the ironies of the self in day-to-day life, we see something new and unique. This poet will mark his time. Gleb Shulpyakov is one of the handful of poets writing now I would confidently term ‘a poet of genius.’”