Regina Derieva (1949 – 2013) was a Russian poet and writer who
published around thirty books of poetry, essays, and prose. From
July 1999 until her death she lived in Sweden.
Derieva's work has been translated into several languages, including
English, French, Swedish, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Greek, and
other languages. A compact disc with her readings in Russian of
selected poems was issued in 1999. Derieva's work has appeared in
the Poetry magazine, Evergreen Review, Modern Poetry in
Translation, Poetry East, The Liberal, Ars Interpres, Salt
Magazine, Quadrant, Notre Dame Review, Dublin Poetry
Review, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Words Without
Borders, St. Petersburg Review, Poetry International, Artful
Dodge, POEM magazine, The American Poetry Review as well
as in many Russian and Swedish magazines.
She translated poetry by Thomas Merton and contemporary
American, Australian, British, Polish, and Swedish poets. Regina
Derieva participated in a number of Swedish and international
Regina Derieva's funeral took place on December 23, 2013, and
she is buried at the Norra Begravningsplatsen (Katolska
Kyrkogården) in Stockholm.
Her papers are at Stanford University.