Vladimir Gandelsman

Vladimir Gandelsman (1948 – ), poet, essayist, and translator was born in Leningrad, He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Electrical Technology, and worked briefly as an engineer, then as a tour guide for almost twenty years, and held other menial jobs. In 1991, he published his first book of poetry, The Sound of the Earth(Hermitage, USA), and since then divides his time between New York and St. Petersburg. He has published numerous books of poetry and translations both in Russia and in the United States and received numerous awards for his achievements, including Liberty Award and the Russian Prize, given to best Russian authors residing abroad.

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