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Acclaimed Russian poet Dmitri Prigov featured during annual SOYUZ conference, February 13 at Reed College

TITLE:             The Moscow Texts and Screams

WHAT:            Postmodern poet Dmitri Prigov will perform "The Moscow Texts and Screams," a poetry reading and multimedia performance in Russian and English. Prigov is a special guest of the annual SOYUZ conference,"Memory and the Present in Postsocialist Cultures," held for the first time at Reed College this February.

WHO:              Born in Moscow in 1940, Dmitri Prigov was one of the founders of Moscow Conceptualism and a key figure of the Soviet underground of the 1970s and 80s. In 1995 he received the Pushkin Prize, awarded to Russian authors who achieved the highest standard of literary excellence . He lives and works in Moscow .

WHEN:            Friday, February 13 at 8:30 p.m.

LOCATION:   Psychology auditorium (room 105),
Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR

COST:              The performance is free and open to the public

CONTACT:    For more information, the public is asked to call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755 or visit the Reed events site. The schedule of events for the SOYUZ conference can be found at   

SOYUZ is an international collective of anthropologists and other scholars working in postsocialist studies. The symposium, held annually since 1992, is the site of cutting edge presentations from thinkers within the field, and an intimate forum for exchange of ideas. The 2004 SOYUZ Symposium, February 13-14, is organized by Reed anthropology professor Marko Zivkovic and Reed Russian professor Evgenii Bershtein. The weekend is sponsored by the Office of the Reed College President and the Reed College departments of anthropology and Russian.

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