Arkadii Dragomoshchenko reads his poems, with Charles Bernstein reading translations by Genya Turovskaya and Thomas Epstein. One of the greatest poets of contemporary Russia, Dragomoshchenkov was born in Potsdam, Germany and spent his youth in the Ukraine of the Soviet Union. While working on his eight book-length collections of poetry and two full-length plays, he also worked as a stoker at the former Leningrad State University Psychological Department. His first book was Nebo Sootvetstvii (Sky of Correspondence), published in 1990. The same year a collection in English, Description, translated by Lyn Hejinian and Elena Balashova was published by Sun & Moon Press in the USA. He lives in St. Petersburg.