lives England. He was born in St
Petersburg, Russia; the place of 250 rainy days a year, where he
learned to 'appreciate whatever flavour the rain brings to our
He was educated in
Toronto, Canada where his second book of poetry 'I Taste The
Rain' was published in 2003 by Captain Eagle.
He writes his poetry
both in English & Russian.
'Poetically Speaking' by Artwist:
At first, poetry was beautiful and the
people enjoyed its magic.
Then, poetry was beautiful and sincere.
The people related to it. Then, poetry was sincere and smart.
The people respected it.
Then still, poetry was contrived Soul
Vomit. The people turned away from the poetry and mopped it
Now come I, into the empty halls of the
abandoned poetic libraries.
I am here to wipe the dust off the
beautiful words that make us feel good
Before they mean anything at all.
I want to craft my supernatural from the
and the critics can eat their flies.
Taste the Rain-
The collected Poems, by Artwist,
Engl.,ISBN 0-9731488-1-0, Dedicated to International
Decade of Peace and Culture