Konstantyn K. Kuzminsky

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Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuzminsky (16 April 1940 – 2 May 2015) ( Russian: Kонстантин Константинович Кузьминский) was a Russian performance poet.

Born in Leningrad, Kuzminsky emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1978. He published "The Blue Lagoon Anthology of Modern Russian Poetry". Other publications include a collection of Russian poetry “The Living Mirror”. He appeared in several documentary films, among them two by Andrei Zagdansky: Vasya, a portrait of a close friend and Russian/Soviet nonconformist artist Vasily Sitnikov and Konstantin and Mouse a.k.a. "Kostya and Mouse", a double-portrait of Konstantin Kuzminsky and his wife Emma, nicknamed Mouse.

Kuzminsky died in the United States on 2 May 2015.[1]

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Kuzminsky and American performance poet Hedwig Gorski in Austin, Texas, 1979.


  1. Ney, Joel (3 July 2015). "K. K. Kuzminsky, iconic cultural patriarch of the Soviet Émigré community, has died". ArtDaily. Retrieved 5 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • KUZ'MINSKIĬ, K. K., KOVALËV, G. L., & BOWLT, J. E. (1980). The Blue Lagoon anthology of modern Russian poetry. Newtonville, Mass, Oriental Research Partners.

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