Russian poet, fiction writer, and playwright associated with the Lianozovo Group. A Pushkin Prize winner, he published three collections of poetry in the late 1990s.
His poetry, like that of his Russian contemporaries, is known for its use of vernacular speech.
He died of a heart attack while traveling by bus to a launch event for his Poetry of Silence anthology.
His father was a Moscow-based engineer.
He and Leo Tolstoy were both Russian authors.