Poetry. This first collection of poetry from an emerging Russian New York poet, FISH DE JOUR is a seriously funny and poignant exploration of the paradoxes of the Russian-American bohemian mentality. A true literary heir of the American Beatniks and Russian Absurdists, Galper manages to be simultaneously wild-eyed and wildly satirical, lyrical and absurd, diplomatic and offensive. His poetry has been published in numerous journals both in the USA and abroad, including Poesia, Poetic Voices, Struggle, Iota, Slow Trains, Pacific Coast Magazine, Koja, Pennine Ink Magazine (UK), St. Elizabeth Street Magazine, Language and Culture, Respiro (Romania), and Sentence 5 (UK). A bilingual fest, FISH DE JOUR contains the Russian language originals with English translations of all poems by Magazinnik and Igor Satanovsky.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine Alex Galper came to America at the age of 20. In 1996, he graduated from Brooklyn College majoring in Creative Writing (his professor was Allen Ginsberg). His work has appeared in many Russian publications whilst his collection "Rybnyi den'" (Fish De Jour) has been published by the Koja Press. His writing has been translated from Russian with the assistance of his friends Igor Satanovsky and Mike Magazinnik. More details can be found at the Koja website, which is dedicated to the exploration of the Russian-American avant-garde Crossroads.Author City: USA