Volha Hapeyeva (Вольга Гапеева) is an award-winning Belarusian poet. Her works have been translated into more than ten languages, and she has a pamphlet due out with Arc Publications in February 2021, with translations by Annie Rutherford. She writes poetry, prose and drama, as well as occasional books for children. Volha Hapeyeva is the author of the books Unshaven Morning (2007), The Grammar of Snow (2017), Camel-Travel (2019) and others. She has participated in numerous literary festivals and conferences all over the world, and international residency scholarships. She collaborates with electronic musicians and visual artists to create audio-visual performances. A member of the Belarusian PEN Centre and the Independent Belarusian Writers’ Union, she holds a PhD in linguistics; her research is in the fields of comparative linguistics, philosophy of language, sociology of the body, and gender issues in culture and literature.
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