Vlanes (Vladislav Nekliaev)

Vlanes (Vladislav Nekliaev) was born on September 28, 1969, in Astrakhan, Russia. His childhood was spent in Kazakhstan (Chimkent). In 1986 he became a student of the Department of Journalism of the Urals State University (Ekaterinburg), from which he graduated in 1993. He then became a postgraduate student at the Philological Department of the St. Petersburg State University. From 1997 to 2001 he lived in Athens (Greece). At present, he resides in Australia (Brisbane) where he is finalising a PhD in Poetry Translation at the University of Queensland. In addition to his original work, he recently finished a complete translation into Russian of the sonnet sequence, "The House of Life", by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He has also translated into Russian the entire corpus of erotic poetry by Constantine Cavafy.

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