|Born||August 21, 1934|
|Died||February 21, 2006(aged 71)|
Gennadiy Nikolaevich Aygi (Russian: Генна́дий Никола́евич Айги́; IPA: [ɡʲɪˈnadʲɪj nʲɪkɐˈlajɪvʲɪtɕ ɐjˈɡʲi] ( listen), Chuvash: Геннадий Николаевич Айхи; 21 August 1934 – 21 February 2006 in Moscow) was a Chuvash poet and a translator. His poetry is written both in Chuvash and in Russian.
Among the recognitions he has won are the Andrey Bely Prize (1987), the Pasternak Prize (2000, the first to be awarded this), the Prize of the French Academy (1972), the Petrarch Prize (1993), the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings in 1994 and the Jan Smrek Prize (Bratislava, Slovakia).
In 2003 Aygi was participating in the "international literature festival berlin".
Sofia Gubaidulina set several of his poems to music in her cycle Jetzt immer Schnee ("Now always snow").
- Six poems by Aygi in Russian with English translations
- Five poems by Aygi in Russian with English translations by Anatoly Kudryavitsky
- Three poems by Aygi English translations by Alex Cigale in Drunken Boat
- Two poems in English translation in Beloit Poetry Journal
- Four poems in English translation in Asymptote
- Four poems in English translation in Plume
- Month-long tribute to Aygi essay and collection of links
- Interview with Aygi's friend and translator Peter France at New Directions
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