Shamshad Abdullaev

Shamshad Abdullaev

Russian-speaking Uzbek poet, prose writer, essayist.
Date of Birth: 01.11.1957
Country: Uzbekistan

  1. Biography of Shamshad Abdullaev
  2. Writing Career
  3. Fergana School of Russian Poetry
  4. Awards and Recognition
  5. Russian Award

Biography of Shamshad Abdullaev

Shamshad Abdullaev is a Russian-speaking Uzbek poet, prose writer, and essayist. He was born in Fergana and graduated from the Philological Faculty of the Fergana Pedagogical Institute. Currently, he resides in Fergana.

Writing Career

From 1991 to 1995, Abdullaev served as the head of the poetry department for the magazine "Zvezda Vostoka." He is the author of four poetry books and a book of prose. His works have been published in various magazines such as "Znamya," "Volga," "Rodnik," "Chernovik," "Vestnik Novoy Literatury," the anthology "Osvozhdyonny Ulyss (Contemporary Russian Poetry Outside of Russia)," and others.

Fergana School of Russian Poetry

Abdullaev is considered the creator of the "Fergana School" of Russian poetry, which includes other notable poets such as Khamdam Zakirov, Daniil Kislov, and Olga Grebennikova. The Fergana School aims to establish a dialogue between Eastern mentality and Western prosody by using the Russian language as a neutral ground. It seeks to juxtapose Central Asian and American-European elements, bypassing the Russian poetic, cultural, and intellectual traditions.

Awards and Recognition

Abdullaev has received several awards throughout his career. In 1993, he was awarded the Andrei Bely Prize for his poetry, and in 1998, he received the Znamya Magazine Prize for his essays.

Russian Award

Shamshad Abdullaev's unique perspective as an Uzbek writer who exclusively writes in Russian has garnered him recognition in the literary community. His work serves as a bridge between cultures, allowing for a rich exploration of Eastern and Western themes.