Eesti venekeelne kirjandus – eikellegi oma?: Igor Kotjuh at TEDxTallinn

Igor Kotjuh on Võrus sündinud Eesti poeet, tõlkija ja kirjastaja, kes mõtleb ja luuletab oma emakeeles, vene keeles. Üle kümne aasta on ta tegutsenud eestivene kirjanduse edendamise nimel ja olnud seeläbi “eelarvamustest vabama Eesti kujundaja”, nagu kõlas 2011. aastal Eesti Vabariigi presidendi noore kultuuritegelase eripreemiate jagamisel.

Ärateenitult, sest Igor Kotjuh on Eesti esimese kakskeelse kirjandusühenduse “Tuulelohe-Воздушный змей” asutajaliige, aastaid avaldanud kirjastajana kümnete kaasaegsete eestivene autorite loomingut; ta on kahe venekeelse luulekogu autor ja tõlkinud ise oma luuletused eesti keelde; lisaks tõlgib ta luulet ja esseistikat nii eesti kui vene keelde. Ta on pidanud loengukursusi nüüdisaegsest eesti kirjandusest Peterburi Riiklikus Ülikoolis ning eestivene kirjandusest Tartu Ülikoolis ja Tallinna Ülikoolis.

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Igori viimaseks tööviljaks on äsja käivitatud esimese eestivene kirjanduse portaal http://www.oblaka.ee/

Igor Kotjuh is an Estonian poet, translator and publisher, who thinks and writes poems in his native Russian language. He has dedicated more than a decade to promoting Estonian Russian-language literature thus being an endorser of “a less prejudiced Estonia”, as was acknowledged in 2011 at the award ceremony of the President’s Young Cultural Figure competition. This was a well-deserved recognition since Igor Kotjuh is a founding member of the first Estonian bilingual literary society “Tuulelohe-Воздушный змей”, for several years he has been publishing the works of dozens of contemporary Russian-Estonian authors, has written and published two Russian language poetry books and has himself translated his poems into Estonian.

In addition he translates poetry and essays into Estonian as well as Russian. He has been a lecturer of contemporary Estonian literature at the St Petersburg National University and of Russian-language poetry in Estonia at the Universities of Tartu and Tallinn. His latest project is the recently launched portal of Estonian Russian-language literature http://www.oblaka.ee

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