Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A conversation with Maria Stepanova — poet, journalist, and founder of Colta —
on identity and expression in contemporary Russian society.

 (Image credit: Sergey Melikhov)

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Maria Stepanova is one of the most visible figures in post-Soviet culture.

She is the founder of Colta, the only independent crowd-funded source of information in Russia today, with 900,000 unique visitors per month.

The poet, essayist, and journalist is the author of nine poetry collections and a recipient of several Russian and international awards (including the prestigious Andrey Bely Prize and Joseph Brodsky Fellowship).

Here is an article about the talk she gave at Stanford recently —