Liliya Gazizova is a Russian poet of Tatar origin and one of the most noted authors of her generation. Gazizova has written fifteen volumes of poetry published in Russia, Europe, and the US. Her poetry, prose, and essays are published in prestigious Russian magazines, including Novyi mir, Interpoezia, and Literatura. Gazizova will give a reading of her poetry, which will be followed by a Q & A session. Moderated by Valeria Sobol, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
Liliya Gazizova was born in Kazan, Russia, and graduated from the Kazan Medical Institute and Moscow's M. Gorky Literature Institute (1996). She is a member of the Union of Russian Writers and the International Pen Club (PEN-Moscow). Her first volume of poetry, entitled Black Pearl, was published at the beginning of the 1990s with the foreword written by Anastasiya Tsvetaeva. Gazizova is the author of more than 300 publications of poetry, prose, and essays in prestigious Russian magazines: Novyi mir, Znamya, Oktyabr, Interpoezia, Literatura, and many others. Gazizova's poems have been translated into several European languages and published in a number of anthologies. She teaches Russian literature at Erciyes University (Kayseri, Turkey).