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Shota Iatashvili

Shota Iatashvili was born in 1966. He writes poetry, prose, is a translator, and art critic. His books of poetry include The Wings of Death (1993), Anomalous Poetry (with Zurab Rtveliashvili and Giorgi Bundovani; 1993), Chewing Gum (1994), Light, very light and not all that light (with Diana Vachnadze; 1997), The Petrol Flowers (2000), A Pencil in the Sky (selection; 2004), While It’s Time (2006), and A Scar (2010). His books of prose include Counter-Ajour (1998), The Flower of All Flowers and an Engineer (2000), Photo-Fathers (2005), and Gravitation (2012). His works of literary criticism include his 2010 collection Cleaning. His translations include Susan Sontag’s Styles of Radical Will (1999) and American Poets (2004). He has won the Saba Award for Best Poetry Collection (2007), the Best Literary Critic Award (2011) and the Kievskie Lavri International Poetry Award (2009).

His works have been translated into English, German, French, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Romanian, Ukrainian, Belorusian, Estonian, Latvian, Turkish, Albanian and Azerbaijanian.

From 1993-1997 he worked as an editor in the Republic Center of Letters (literary newspaper Rubicon and the Third Way). Since 1998, he has been the editor of the publishing company The Caucasus House. He has served as editor in chief of the newspaper  the Alternative, published by The Caucasus House.