Aigerim Tazhi’s debut book of poetry, “БОГ-О-СЛОВ” (“THEO-LOG-IAN”), was published in 2003. She received numerous literary prizes in Kazakhstan and Russia for the poems in the collection. In the years since, her work has been featured in several prominent literary magazines, including Druzhba Narodov, Novaya Yunost, Apollinariy, and others. Her work has been translated into English, French, and Armenian. She was one of the creators of a project of literary installations, “The Visible Poetry,” in 2009. In 2011 she was a finalist for the prestigious Debut Prize in poetry. She lives in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
J. Kates is a poet and literary translator who lives in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire.