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Sergej Timofejev was born in Riga, Latvia in 1970 in a family of Russian origin. He lives and works in Latvia, but writes in Russian and publishes his work in Russian and Latvian translation. He views himself as a Latvian poet but has close connections to the Russian contemporary poetry scene (“It`s like a cultural stereo with two channels in my head...”). Timofejev is the author of seven books of poetry (four published in Riga and three in St. Petersburg and Moscow). He has appeared at poetry festivals in Sweden, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Slovenia, Georgia, and Croatia. His poems have been translated into English, Italian, Swedish, German, Ukrainian and other languages. Timofejev was a pioneer of video poetry in the post-Soviet territory – his first work of video poetry in collaboration with filmmaker Victor Vilx was “Orchestra Rehearsal” (1994). At present, together with the Orbita collective, he continues to mix poetry with other art-forms and media in installations, pirate poetry radio stations, etc.

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