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 Konstantin Kedrov

Born:   November 12, 1942

Poet, philologist, a critic.


 Konstantin Kedrov was born in Rybinsk town of the Yaroslavl Region. 

He graduated from the History and Philology Faculty of the Kazan University and postgraduate course of the Literature Institute. In the early 1980s he created the school of metametaphor. 
Kedrov’s poetry was not published until 1989. He worked at the Russian Literature Department of the Literature Institute. In 1986 Kedrov was discharged of teaching on request of the KGB (Committee for State Security). In the 1980s Konstantin Kedrov became the author and the host of television training programs and the essay on different subjects. 
In 1989 Kedrov’s monograph Poetic Space with the statement of theory of metacode and metametaphor was published.
In 1996 Konstantin Kedrov defended the doctoral dissertation. He was a participant of festivals of the international poetic avant-garde in Finland and France. 
From 1991 to 1997 - Konstantin Kedrov worked as the literary observer of the Izvestiya newspaper. 
From 1997 to 2003 he was a literary observer at the Noviye Izvestia journal. From 1995 he was the editor-in-chief of the Magazine of Poets edition. Upon Henry Sapgir’s recommendation Kedrov was elected the president of the Association of Poets of Russia, UNESCO. 
Since 2001 Konstantin Kedrov has been the dean of the Academy of Poets and Philosophers of the Natalia Nesterova University.

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