Belarusian poet writing in Russian.
Born in Minsk in 1963. An architect by education. The author of 17 books of poetry. Head of the literary and publishing project "Novye Mekhi" ("New Wineskins"), publisher of the almanac and poetry series "Minsk School". Member of the Belarusian PEN Center and the Union of Belarusian Writers.
Laureate of the Russian Prize (2007). Laureate of the Norwegian Authors' Union's Freedom of Speech Award (2020). Ciampi — Valigie Rosse Prize Winner 2020 (Italy). Laureate of the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation's Disturbing the Peace Award for a Courageous Writer at Risk (2021). Laureate of the Swedish PEN's Tucholsky Award (2021).
The poems have been translated into English, Belarusian, Georgian, Italian, Lithuanian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, French, Swedish, Czech, Estonian and other languages. Lives in Minsk.