(Latvia), born in 1970. He is a Latvian poet of Russian origin. He writes in Russian, but publishes his poems in both languages. He studied literature, then worked as a DJ for local clubs and radio-stations, and wrote for magazines and newspapers about art, fashion and music. He has published four collections, his latest is titled Made (2003). His poems have appeared in international anthologies and have been translated into English, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Estonian and Lithuanian.