He is for glory, he is in abundance of courage,
another – to please the ringing money,
and I write every year in horror,
that I will not write anything more.
Residents of the Volgograd region have another reason to be proud: the famous Russian writer, poet and bard, whom the people of Volgograd rightly consider their own, Eugene Lukin again conquered the literary Parnassus. The author’s collection of poems “Remaining to Survive the Planet” was included in the top five best books of poetry in 2021.
Alas, the Volgograd media for some reason did not react to a significant event. Evgeny Yurievich modestly wrote about it on his Facebook page.
– The good news came from the NG-Ex libris columnist: my collection of poems “Remaining to Survive the Planet” was included in the top five best books of poetry in 2021. On the cover – the work of Volgograd artist Vladislav Koval “Conversation with the Spirit”. Unpleasant news: due to the poor state of health, I do not have the opportunity to escape to the authors’ concert in Moscow. I will perform remotely. For the first time in my life, – wrote Yevgeny Yurievich.
Vladislav Koval, a longtime friend of the Lukin family and the author of the cover of a new book, told Volganet.net that the first version of The Conversation with the Spirit was written in 1986.
– I have been working on this topic for a long time. The picture, placed on the cover of Zhenya’s book, was painted in 1999. She complemented the semantic load of the book very well. In general, even the same picture on the covers of different books can have different meanings and open their new facets, – said Vladislav Eduardovich.
There are only enthusiastic reviews about Evgenia Lukina from Vladislav Koval, which is not surprising: the great Volgograd masters have been friends and collaborators for a long time. And critics and colleagues in the shop have a long-standing opinion of Lukin.
The annotation to the book “Remaining to Survive the Planet” presents several opinions.
“Probably the best malicious and stylistic (not stylish) science fiction in today’s devilry, recognized by all and sundry, and also revered by us as a first-rate poet, original without originality.”
“In almost every one of the poems, a smile and irony, which are Lukin’s favorite poetics, turn the other way and, barely laughing, you start thinking about things more than serious.”
«Probably the best quatrain written in Russian in the last thirty years:
Look: there is a tsunami
over the shells of apartments.
(So, getting rid of us,
beauty saves the world.)
Neither reduce nor add.
We will add that on 340 pages more than 700 poems of the author are collected. Unfortunately, the book is no longer on sale: popular services report that the product is over ..
The editorial staff of the Volganet.net portal congratulates Evgeny Yurievich on his well-deserved award and recognition.