Eduard Boyakov, Yevgeny Skukovsky,Andrei Rodionov, Yekaterina Troyepolskaya
Sergei Gandlevsky, Yuri Gugolev, Vsevolod Yemelin, Kirill Medvedev, Roman Osminkin, Vera Polozkova, Maximilian Roganov, Andrei Rodionov, Dana Sederos, Yelena Fanailova, Viktor Shenderovich.
Venjamin Smekhov reads A. Blok’s poem “Twelve.”
By the beginning of the twenty-first century, poetry was stagnant, stewed in its own juices until it became something incomprehensible and alien to regular audiences. Today, something different is in the air, and the phenomenon of large spaces is giving birth to a new meaning – just like in the dim and distant days of 1917. Both poets and society are discovering one another anew.
We summoned those with something to say to a big audience to take part in “Twelve.”
Andrei Rodionov, the director and creator of the idea, on the project:
“We have created a format equally suited to the best Russian poets and talented hooligan youths. Twelve poets – twelve people with their own poems, with which they communicate with each other, sometimes echoing, sometimes contradicting one another. The composition of our lyrical ranks changes, because this is a living project, and life calls poets to answer every day.”