A. Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist, and a co-founder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (www.Inflectionism.com). Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, A. Molotkov moved to the US in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993. Molotkov is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and the winner of the 2008 E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award for his story "Round Trip", which was nominated for a Pushcart. His other fiction and poetry has appeared in over twenty publications, both in print and online. In February 2010, A. Molotkov spearheaded a one-hour poetry and music performance "Love Outlives Us" presented by the Show and Tell Gallery in Portland and repeated on KBOO in June. He often reads in and around Portland, OR. Visit him at www.AMolotkov.com
Recognizing the need for poetry in our lives, the Oregon Poetic Voices Project (OPV) has begun to create a comprehensive digital archive of poetry readings that will complement existing print collections of poetry across the state.
"We each carry lines of poetry with us. Words that others have written float back to us and stay with us, indelibly. We clutch these "life lines" like totems, repeat them as mantras, and summon them for comfort and laughter."
-Academy of American Poets