Александра Скидана

Alexandr Skidan was born in Leningrad in 1965. Poet, critic, translator. Author of three collections of poetry and two books of essays. He translated contemporary American poetry and fiction, as well as theoretical works of Paul de Man, J. Hillis Miller, Jean-Luc Nancy, Slavoj Zizek, Antonio Negri. Skidan participated in the International Writing Program (Iowa, 1994) and in the Open World Program (2005). Winner of Andrey Bely Prize in poetry for the collection “Red Shifting” (2006) and the Award “Most” (Bridge) for the best critical text on poetry (2006). His poetry is translated into many languages and published in different anthologies. In 2008 his book “Red Shifting” was published in US by Ugly Duckling Press. Member of “What Is To Be Done?” working group. He lives in Saint-Petersburg.