Poetry Comes to Museum XLIV Meet the Poetry of Максим Альбертович Амелин: I Want to Have My Own House


Activity Curator

Wang Yin


Hu Xudong



Максим Альбертович Амелин (Maxim Amelin), a poet, essayist, translator, researcher of poetry, and publisher, was born in 1970 in Kursk, the central city of one of Russia’s westernmost regions, and since 1991 lives in Moscow. He graduated from the Commercial College in Kursk, served in the Soviet Army, and studied at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow. He is a member of the Russian PEN-Club and the Guild of Literary Translators. He directed the Symposium Publishing House (1995—2007) and is currently Editor-in-Chief for OGI Publishing House. He is a winner of many literary prizes, including The Anti-Booker Independent Prize (1998), The Novyi Mir Magazine Prize (1998, 2015), The “Anthologia” Poetry Prize (2004), The Moscow Reckoning Award (2004, 2012), The Znamia Magazine Prize (2010), The Ivan Bunin’s Prize (2012), The Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Award (2013), The “Globe” Prize (2014) and The “Poet” Russian National Award (2017). He is a diploma winner of Russian National Award The Best Book of The Year in the nomination The Best Poetry (2004, 2011). He is a laureate of the award The Book Person of The Year in the nomination The Best Editor (2011).

Poetry Comes to Museum

Nowadays, art museums are providing with more and more kinds of art in not only the exhibition but also the atmosphere where the scholars could produce new knowledge and the public may be educated more actively, which make art museum a platform to contain all art. Poetry Comes to Museum was launched in 2012 by Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, which aims to provide an open platform for poets and poetry lovers to talk to each other, and therefore connects the poetry closely to our current life. As the first project that combines art with poetry, we invite top poets at home and abroad to share their creation with the public. This project has drawn a lot of attention with the academic and popular lectures and activities held since its beginning, and was awarded the Annual Event Award of 2013 Culture China by the Oriental Morning Post.

Poets Invited Till Now

Huang Canran, Ouyang Jianghe, Simon Armitage, Zhai Yongming, Li Yawei, Wang Xiaoni, أدونيس‎, Shuntarou Tanikawa, Germain Droogenbroodt, Xi Chuang, Yang Junlei, Duo Duo, Lan Lan, Chen Dongdong, Adam Foulds, Liang Xiaoming, Shen Wei, Song Lin, Bai Hua, Tim Lilburn, Aleš Šteger, Lv Dean, Ni Zhange, Mang Ke, Jan Erik Vold, Wang Jiaxin, Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, Nicola Madzirov, Fei Leping, Bao Huiyi, Zhu Zhu, Wan Xia, Hong Hong, Yolanda Castaño, Terrance Hayes, Hachikai Mimi, Harry Clifton, Tomasz Różycki, Leng Shuang, Guan Guan, Sang Ke, Chen Li, Ron Winkler