Vadim Stipantsov

Russian Federation

(Russia), born by chance on the 9th September 1960 in the Hospital of Imperial Air Force of Japan near Tokyo. He studied at the Institute of the Meat and Milk Industry, but did not finish it. He tried many professons, from plumber to street card player, and in 1983 he joined the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow, which he finished in 1988. In the same year he founded the "Order of Courtois Mannerism" – a school of new sensual poetic style. In the Manifesto the group declared the rebirth of Russian literary language in all its glory, elegance and pagan joy. Besides from being an internationally famous poet, Vadim is also a renowned writer of songs for rock and pop bands and a singer of the vandal rock band "Bakhyt-Kompot."