The V. I. Dal State Museum of History of the Russian Literature
15 February 2020 — Organ and Chamber Music Hall


The Tournament of Poets will be held in Sochi for the third time as part of the major cultural winter event in Russia — the Winter International Arts Festival.

The tournaments of poets in Russia were wide spread last century, in Silver Age. At that time of rage about arts, the tournaments were held in the artistic cafes named Brodachaya Sobachka (Stray Dog) and Priyut Komediantov (The Comedians’ Shelter) in St. Petersburg. Later, in 1920s, they were held in the Polytechnic Museum Hall in Moscow. Fifty year ago, in Soviet thaw times, public performances of poets resumed in the capital of Russia.

These tournaments are held these days too, however now, when both writing and reading audiences are mostly concentrated in the Internet, the live discussions with art masters are hard to attract audience. However, the poetic initiative of the Sochi Festival already bears fruit.

The first Tournament of Poet, held in February 2018, was a success: masters of workshops of the Winter School of Poetry contested for the title of the winner, during breaks between the rounds students of the School presented their poems, accompanied by unique musical compositions, written by young composers specifically for the Tournament.

As last year, among the participants of the Tournament of Poets will be authors of the major literary magazines, laureates of international literary and poetry awards.

In 2020, the participants of the Tournament will be:

Denis Beznosov
Anna Arkatova
Alyosha Prokopyev
Alexey Kubrik
Amarsana Ulzytuev
Tatyana Scherbina
Elena Isaeva
Mariya Vatutina


The Tournament promises a lot of bright impressions for both poets and the audience.

Participants of the Tournament — 2020
Denis Beznosov

Anna Arkatova

Alyosha Prokopyev

Alexey Kubrik

Amarsana Ulzytuev

Tatyana Scherbina

Elena Isaeva

Mariya Vatutina

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15 February 2020, Organ and Chamber Music Hall