Bakhyt Kenjeev

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Bakhyt Shkurullaevich Kenjeev (Kenzheyev, Russian: Бахыт Шкуруллаевич Кенже́ев; 2 August 1950, in Shymkent, Kazakhstan) is a Russian poet[1] of Kazakh descent.


In 1953 his parents moved to Moscow. He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with an equivalent of an M.S. degree in chemistry. In 1975 he was a founding member of the "Moscow Time" group of poets, with Alexei Tsvetkov, Alexander Soprovsky, and Sergey Gandlevsky.[2]

He is a regular guest at numerous poetry festivals, including Moskow Bienale, Kievskie Lavry, Leningradskie Mosty, Blue Metropolis Montreal festival,[3] and the international poetry festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He lives in [New York City], and Moscow.[4][5]


  • 2003 Moscow-Transit Poetry Prize[6]


English Translations[edit]

  • "Rain Pours Down in Rome, Repeating", West Branch, J. Kayes, Bucknell University
  • Slava Muchnick, ed. (September 7, 2009). Salt Crystals on an Axe: Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry in Congruent Translation: A Bilingual Mini-Anthology. Translator Alex Shafarenko. Ancient Purple Translations. ISBN 978-0-9563075-1-4.


  • Избранная лирика 1970—1981 (1984 г.)
  • Осень в Америке (1988 г.)
  • Стихотворения (1995 г.)
  • Сочинитель звезд: Книга новых стихотворений, М. 1997 (ISBN 5-85767-091-8)
  • Снящаяся под утро: Книга стихотворений, М. 2000 (ISBN 5-900241-09-2)
  • Из семи книг: Стихотворения, Независимая газета, М. 2000 (ISBN 5-86712-027-9)
  • Невидимые: Стихи, М. 2004 (ISBN 5-94282-229-8)
  • Вдали мерцает город Галич: Стихи мальчика Теодора, 2006 (ISBN 5-94128-126-9)
  • Крепостной остывающих мест (2008)


  • Плато (1992 г.)
  • Иван Безуглов. Мещанский роман (1993 г.)
  • Золото гоблинов: Романы («Младший брат», «Золото гоблинов»), Независимая газета, М 2000, (ISBN 5-86712-101-1)