Svetlana Bodrunova


Program Bio
September 2005: UNC-Chapel Hill and New York
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Svetlana Bodrunova is a poet and literary critic. Born in 1981 in Belarus, for the past 11 years she has lived in St. Petersburg. She is the author of two books of poetry: Wind in the Rooms (2001) and A Walk (2005). Her poems also appeared in two anthologies: Mass Crib and Poetry in St. Petersburg. 21 Century. Bodrunova is the creative mind behind and editor-in-chief of a book series “” (“poetry.does.not.exist”), Bodrunova tries to prove to herself that poetry.does.actually.exist and that poetry is the ideal way of interpreting reality.

Career Updates

  • Bodrunova actively participates in literary life in St.Petersburg, Moscow, and other regions of Russian, and following her 2005 Open World trip, she has maintained and developed connections with the contemporary literary scene in the US.
  • In 2006 she took part in the Summer Literary Seminars International Writer’s Conference in Saint Petersburg, where she focused on creative writing workshops organized for young Russian authors.

  • Links
  • Bodrunova's poetry blog