Dmitry Vodennikov

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Dmitry Vodennikov
Dmitry Vodennikov reading his poems
Born (1968-12-22)December 22, 1968
Moscow, USSR
Occupation Poet

Dmitry Vodennikov (Russian: Дми́трий Бори́сович Воде́нников) (born 22 December 1968) is a Russian poet and essayist.

In 2002, he was named as one of the ten best living Russian poets in a poll of 110 leading Russian poets and critics, being one of just two poets under 35 in the top ten.[1] Some critics name him as "perhaps the best known poet of his generation",[2] while others claim that he recites his poems better than he writes them.[3] Herzen State Padagogical University hold a workshop, "Dmitry Vodennikov as the new Blok, Mayakovsky and Pugacheva".[4] He is considered as the leader of New Sincerity in Russian literature.[5][6]

Vodennikov graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, philology department and for four years worked as a school teacher.[7] He writes essays and columns for several Russian magazines and hosts two radio shows dedicated to poetry: "Free Entry" on Radio Kultura and "Poetic Minimum" on Radio Rossii.


  • Burr (Репейник / Repeynik) — М.: Елена Пахомова; АРГО-РИСК, 1996.
  • Holiday: Book of verses (Holiday: Книга стихов / Holiday: Kniga stikhov) — СПб.: ИНА-Пресс, 1999.
  • How should one live in order to be loved (Как надо жить — чтоб быть любимым / Kak nado zhit' - chtob byt' lyubimym) — М.: ОГИ, 2001.
  • And men can imitate orgasm as well - (Мужчины тоже могут имитировать оргазм / Muzhciny tozhe mogut imitirovat' orgasm) — М.: ОГИ, 2002.
  • A tasty meal for apathetic cats - (Вкусный обед для равнодушных кошек / Vkusnyi obed dlya ravnodushnykh koshek) — М.: ОГИ, 2005.
  • Rough Copy (Черновик / Tchernovik) - СПб.: "Пушкинский фонд", 2006.
  • Hello, I've come to bid you farewell - (Здравствуйте, я пришёл с вами попрощаться / Zdravstvyite, ya prishel s vami poproschatsya) - an autobiographical novel. - М.: LIVEBOOK, 2007.


  1. Vyacheslav Kuritsyn. "Best Russian Poets".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Zahar Prilepin. "Interview with Dmitry Vodennikov".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Jan Shenkman. "Richter's scale".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "RGPU, Contemporary Russian Literature Department".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Novy Mir magazine".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Znamya magazine".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Maria Khorkova. "Vodennikov interview".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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