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What we learned: Lev Rubinstein Note Card Poems

Two sets of Note Card Poems by Lev Rubenstein translated by Philip Metres.

Born in 1947 and one of the founders of Moscow Conceptualism, Lev Rubinstein is among Russia's most well known contemporary writers.  He has been called a “Postmodern Chekhov.” His work is conceived as series of index cards, a poetic medium which he was inspired to create through his work as a librarian at the Lenin Library. His work was circulated through samizdat and underground readings in the "unofficial" art scene and found wide publication in the late 1980s. Rubinstein lives in Moscow and writes cultural criticism for the independent media.  The Compleat Catalogue of Comedic Novelties, Rubinstein's complete work of poems, will be published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2014. 

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