Sergej Timofejev is a member of Orbita, a creative collective of Russian poets and artists from Latvia, as well as a Riga-based journalist, translator, and DJ. Since the beginning of 1990s, he has published in the journals Rodnik, Mitin zhurnal, Vavilon, Znamia, and others. A pioneer of video poetry in Russian, his first video poem, “Orchestra Rehearsal” (1995), may be seen on YouTube. Timofejev is the author of six books of poetry, three of which were published in Latvia and three in Russia. He was short-listed for the Andrei Belyi prize in 2002, won Latvian Writers Union prize in 2005 and Russkaja Premija prize in 2010. His poetry has been translated into more than 10 languages.
“One of the most adventurous and groundbreaking poets in the Baltic, Latvia’s Sergej Timofejev is a fundamental part of the radical reconfiguration of his nation’s poetic culture and landscape in the last few decades. A urbane, grounded, naturalistic stylist, the power of his poetry has allowed him to implement numerous innovations in a region associated with formalism. Experiments with poetry and music / art installations / performance / video & even computer games, have seen his popularity soar in Latvia, though he remains a poet writing in Russian.”
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