April-May 2010: UNC-Chapel Hill and PEN World Voices, New York
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Pavel Nastin, born in 1972 in Kaliningrad, is a poet, photographer, and independent curator. Nastin’s work has been translated into English and Swedish and published in journals in Russia, Europe and the US. In 2005, he published a book of poetry titled Yazyk Zhestov (Sign Language); his poems are also featured in two anthologies of work by Kaliningrad writers. Nastin received the LiteratuRRentgen prize in 2006 for curating the SLOWWWO contemporary poetry festival, and again in 2008 for the poetry website polutona.ru. He was also shortlisted for the Andrey Bely Award in the Literary Projects category in 2009. He has appeared at multiple poetry festivals across Russia and abroad, including the Moscow International Poetry Festival (Biennial) in 2005 and 2007, and the Sodermalms Poesifestival (Stockholm) in 2006.