Yevgeny Borisovich Rein (Russian: Евге́ний Бори́сович Рейн; born December 29, 1935 in Leningrad) is a Russian poet and writer. His poetry won the State Prize of Russia (1997), Pushkin Prize of Russia, Tsarskoe Selo Art Prize (1997), and the Poet Prize (2012).
In 1960s, along with Joseph Brodsky, Dmitri Bobyshev, and Anatoly Naiman, he was one of the Akhmatova's Orphans, a well-known poetic group from Leningrad. Since 1979 Rein participated in the publication of "Metropol" almanac. His poems were published in samizdat and Soviet underground papers.
His first book was published in 1984 (The Names of Bridges) after a "careful" censorship. A well-known poet and free-thinker, the elder friend of Joseph Brodsky and Sergei Dovlatov, he became a member of Russian Writer's Union only in 1987, during the perestroika.
Rein now lives in Moscow. He teaches at the Department of Literary Creativity at the Gorky Literary Institute.
- Selected poems (preface by J. Brodsky, V. Kulle, M., SPb, 2001
- Its boring without Dovlatov, SPb, 1997
- Evgeny Rein on Poetry International Web
- Yevgeny Rein. Selected poems. Preface by Joseph Brodsky. Edited by Valentina Polukhina ISBN 1-85224-523-9
- Poetry by Yevgeny Rein (Russian)
- Yevgeny Rein at the wilsonquarterly.com
- The Independent Turn in Soviet-Era Russian Poetry: How Dmitry Bobyshev, Joseph Brodsky, Anatoly Naiman and Yevgeny Rein Became the 'Avvakumites' of Leningrad
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