- Eastern Europe
(essayist, translator, poet, Russia; born 1971, Moscow Oblast) is editor-in-chief for poetry in Novaya Yunost (New Youth) Literary Magazine and reviewer for Ex-Libris, a book review supplement in Nezavisimaya Gazeta (daily newspaper). He is the author of numerous essays and articles about literature and a translator of contemporary British and American poetry. Mr. Shulpyakov represents the best and the brightest of a new literary generation that is seeking greater cultural contact with the outside world while remaining true to its Russian literary roots. Only 28 years old, Mr. Shulpyakov has already established a strong reputation as a rising star in the Russian literary landscape. His verse has been published in the most prestigious Russian literary journals such as Novy Mir, Evezda, Strelets,Volga, and Arion. He is interested in contemporary American literature and major book reviews. He is attending the IWP through the US Information Agency.