Oleg Chukhontsev


Oleg Chukhontsev made his print debut aged 20 in 1958, but soon after fell out of favour with the Soviet literary establishment and began supporting himself mainly as a translator. Since the mid-1980s he has regularly published his own poetry without editorial interference, to steadily mounting acclaim. He was awarded the national ‘Poet’ prize in 2007. He lives in Moscow.

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