Golynko (left) converses with a colleague at a reading at the Gelman Library of George Washington University


Program Bio
September 2007: UNC-Chapel Hill and Washington DC
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Dmitry Golynko, born in 1969 in Leningrad, is a poet, literary and art critic, and a scholar of history and cultural theory. He holds advanced degrees in Russian Language and Literature as well as Art History from one of St. Petersburg’s premier universities, the State Pedagogical University. In the 2004-2005 school year, he served as a visiting professor in the Slavic Department at Cheongju University in South Korea, and in the winter of 2005, as a writer-in-residence at the Literarischer Coloqium in Berlin, Germany. He currently works as a researcher at the Russian Institute of Art History in Saint Petersburg and is a member of the editorial board for the Moscow Art Magazine. He continues to live in Saint Petersburg. Golynko is the author of three books of poetry, Homo Scribens (1994), Directory (2001), and Concrete Doves (2003) as well as numerous critical essays on contemporary art and literature, published in Russia’s leading journals. His poems and essays have been translated into English, German, French, Finnish, Swedish, and Italian.

Career Updates

  • In 2008, Ugly Ducking Presse published a collection of Golynko's poetry with parallel Russian and English texts. The collection is entitled As It Turned Out and was translated by Eugene Ostashevsky. It is available either through Ugly Ducking Presse or

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  • Read reviews of As It Turned Out on Bookslut.
  • Read an interview with Golynko on the blog for CALQUE, a journal of literature in translation.

    Dmitry Golynko reads at the Kanonerskiy Island Poetry Festival (St. Petersburg) - July 25, 2009 from chto delat on Vimeo.