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Valentina Polukhina
Valentina Polukhina is Emeritus Professor at Keele University, England. She specializes in Modern Russian Poetry and is the author of several major studies of Brodsky:  Joseph Brodsky: A Poet for Our Time (1989), Brodsky Through the Eyes of his Contemporaries (1992; Brodskii glazami sovremennikov, 1997) and The Dictionary of Brodsky’s Tropes (based on Chast’ rechi, 1995). She is editor, with Lev Loseff, of Brodsky’s Poetics and Aesthetics (1990) and Joseph Brodsky: The Art of a Poem (1999), and with Aleksandr Stepanov and Igor Fomenko, of ‘Poetika Brodskogo’ (2003). She has also edited Brodsky’s Genres  (1995), Brodsky as a Critic (2000); Kak rabotaet stikhotvorenie Brodskogo (2002), two collections of Brodsky’s interviews, Bol’shaya kniga intervyu (2000) and Brodskii o Brodskom (2004). She has published over eighty articles on Brodsky and other Russian poets and edited bilingual collections of Olga Sedakova (1994), Dmitry Prigov (1995), Evgeny Rein (2001) and, with Daniel Weissbort, a special issue of the journal MPT (2002), a revised version of which is to be published as An Anthology of Russian Women Poets (2005) in the UK and USA. At present she is working, with Tatiana Patera, on a Dictionary of Brodsky’s Trope (based on the complete collection of his poetry) and on a second volume Brodsky Through the Eyes of his Contemporaries.


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