Died poet Sergei Mnatsakanyan: he worked for many years at MK

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“It turns out that poets live up to retirement”

The very sad news is that the poet Sergei Mnatsakanyan, who worked as a literary columnist for “MK” for more than 10 years and was our good friend, has passed away. He was only 76.

The very sad news is that the poet Sergei Mnatsakanyan, who worked as a literary columnist for “MK” for more than 10 years and was our good friend, has passed away. He was only 76.

Benevolent, intelligent, ironic … This is how we remember him. He published his first book at the age of 25, and “MK” first published his poems – it’s terrible to say – 52 years ago. Sergei was one of the youngest members of the USSR Writers’ Union. His work was appreciated by his colleagues – poets Alexander Aronov, Andrey Voznesensky, Andrey Dementyev, Evgeny Rein, Alexander Tkachenko. All of Moscow’s poetry knew Sergei, because for as many years as he worked at MK, he ran the Tournament of Poets column, revealing new names to readers, and indeed to the entire capital. And he continued to write, publish books. One of the last – “Ragged time_antiliterature”, a risky fusion of poetry, prose, essays, memoirs.

You can talk for a long time about the life and work of Seryozha Mnatsakanyan, but the best words for the poet will be his own poems:

… gray hair went into the beard, and the devil

– in the rib,

it turns out poets before retirement

survive

and this is probably due to the verbal

silver,

for which for some reason today

do not kill …

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In the poet’s sleepless soul passes

century after century,

hardened rush to a well-aimed shot

bandyugany:

Russia, like a meat grinder, works without

interference –

all will grind clean TV

screens.

A poet is always a loner, therefore

exclaimed

to oblivion of life, to the ghost

posthumous glory,

special

if he prophesies

and suddenly over his shoulder,

trembling like a mirage in the desert

powers are falling apart!

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