Mikhail Gronas

Mikhail Gronas, born in 1970 in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), is a Russian poet, translator and a literary theorist.

In 1992 he graduated from the Moscow State University, the Faculty of Philology, and in 2000 he received a PhD in the University of Sourthern California. Since 1995 he has been living in the US, now being an Associated Professor of Russian in the Dartmouth College (Hannover, Hampshire).

He is an author of two collections of poems „My Dear Orphans“ (2002) (http://www.vavilon.ru/texts/gronas1.html) and „A Short History of Attention“ (2019). He is translating German (Paul Celan, George Trakl) and French poetry (Pierre Bourdier). His research field covers the rhythmic and cognitive aspects of poetry in general and Russian in particular (https://faculty-directory.dartmouth.edu/mikhail-gronas).


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My Dear Orphans, translated by Lena Zakharova