(1961) worked as a teacher, served in the army and then started working as a journalist. Now he is a research worker in the Ukrainian Center for Cultural Studies. Together with Juri Andrukhovych and Victor Neborak they founded a poetic group “Bu-Ba-Bu” (“burlesque-dancer-extravaganza) in spring, 1985. His first collection of poems was published in 1987. Today he is the author of over 20 books. Aleksandr translates into Ukrainian – from Polish, Russian and Byelorussian. He was a grant holder of numerous foundations in Germany, Poland, Austria, Latvia and the USA.
(Ukraine), born in 1974. He currently lives in Kharkov and writes poetry, prose and essays. Considered the best poet of his generation, he is the author of six poetry collections. In year 2000 was published selection of his poetry The very, very best poems, psychedelic stories of fighting and other bullshit. In year 2004 novel Depech Mode. His work has been translated into several languages and is featured on Poetry International’s Website.
(Ukraine), born in 1960 in Ivano- Frankivsk. In 1985, together with Viktor Neborak and Oleksandr Irvanets, he founded the popular literary performance group “Bu-Ba-Bu” (Burlesque-Bluster-Buffoneery). He published three poetry books – Sky and Squares (1985), Downtown (1989) and Exotic Birds and Plants (1991, new editions 1997 and 2002). Andruhovič’s prose works, the novels Recreations (1992, new edition 1997), Moscoviad (1993, new editions 1997 and 2000), PerverZion (1996, new editions 1997, 1999, 2002) and 12 Rings (2003) have had a great impact on readers in Ukraine. Andruhovič also writes literary essays (a collection of them entitled Disorientation in Locality was published in 1999). Together with Polish writer Andrzej Stasiuk he published My Europe (2000 and 2001).