Maria Stepanova(Russian Federation, 1972)
A liberal voice in a media landscape that is completely under government control.
As a journalist, publisher, free-press activist and poet, Maria Stepanova is one of the best-known cultural figures in today's Russia. Her independent and crowd-funded online journal. Her most recent collection, Spolia, consists of two long poems, both thematically underpinned by the war currently being waged in eastern Ukraine – a civil war, as for Stepanova all wars are civil wars – pitting Ukrainians against Russians. Not only is the current political situation a subject of Stepanova's work, but to a certain extent it also determines its poetic style, resulting in a tone that is fragmented but powerful.
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Alí Calderón, Danez Smith, Maria Stepanova, Nora Gomringer, Zeyar Lynn
Lies Van Gasse, Maria Stepanova, Yass Lines i.s.m. 010 Says it all
Alí Calderón, Maria Stepanova, presentatie Jan Baeke / i.s.m. Brainwash
Maria Stepanova, Miguel-Manso, Zeyar Lynn