Via Moscow, Russia
Born in Moscow in 1975, Kirill Medvedev has recently emerged as one of the most exciting, unpredictable voices on the Russian literary scene. Widely published and acclaimed as a poet, he is also the vocalist of the riot-folk band Arkadiy Kots, a labor activist and a member of the Russian Socialist movement (RSD). He contributes essays regularly to Chto Delat and other opposition publications. His small press, The Free Marxist Publishing House, has recently released his translations of Pasolini, Eagleton and Godard, as well as numerous books at the intersection of literature, art and politics, including a collection of his own essays. His first book in English, It's No Good: poems / essays / actions, was co-published by n+1 and Ugly Duckling Presse in 2012.