Shota Iatashvili

Poet, Fiction Writer, Translator, Art-Critic

Shota Iatashvili was born in 1966. In 1993-97, he worked as an editor at the Republic Centre of Literary Critics (literary newspapers “Rubikoni” (Rubicon) and “Mesame Gza” (Third Way)). He was an editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Alternative” issued by “Caucasian House”. From 1998, he was an editor of the publishing house “Caucasian House”. Currently, he is an editor-in-chief of the journal “Akhali Saunje” (New Treasure). Shota Iatashvili’s works are translated into English, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Turkish, Albanian and Azerbaijani languages.

Poetry:
  • Wings of Death (1993)
  • Anomalous Poetry (Together with Zurab Rtveliashvili and Giorgi Bundovani, 1993)
  • Chewing Gum (1994)
  • Light, Very Light and Not So Light (together with Diana Vachnadze, 1997)
  • Flowers of Petrol (2000)
  • Verses (2002)
  • Pencil in the Sky (Selected Works; 2004)
  • Until It’s Time (2006)
  • Scar (2010)
Prosaic Collections:
  • Against the Light (1998)
  • Flower of Flowers and Engineer (2000)
  • Photo-Fathers (2005)
  • Gravity (2012)
Literary Criticism
  • Tidying Up (2010)
Translations:
  • Susan Sontag’s “Styles of Radical Will” (1999)
  • American Poets (2004)
Awards:
  • Literary Award “Saba” (in the nomination The Best Poetry of the Year) (2007)
  • International Award “Киевские лавры” (2009)
  • Literary Award “Saba” (in the nomination The Best Criticism of the Year) (2011)
International Poetic Festivals:
  • ORIENT-OCCIDENT (Romania, Curt-De Arges, 2006)
  • EST-OUEST (France, 2006)
  • Poetry International (Rotterdam, 2007)
  • V and VI Poetic Bienale (Moscow, 2007, 2009)
  • SOTZIA (Tallinn, 2008)
  • Days of Poetry (Riga, 2008)
  • Киевские лавры (Kiev, 2009, 2010)
  • I Poetic Festival of Black Sea Region Countries (Turkey, Ordu, 2010)