The Anthology of Contemporary Russian Free Verse
The anthology on which this site is based came out in Moscow in 2019. The book grew out of 25 Free Verse Festivals held annually – with some exceptions – since 1990.
For the book, the editors decided to focus only on the canonical forms of vers libres
(free verse), in order to give the reader a sense of this fascinating phenomenon and the breadth of its possibilities. The book includes only the work of those authors who participated (in person or remotely) in several festivals.
Compiled by Anna Orlitskaya and Yury Orlitsky.
Download the book (in Russian): volume I
, volume II