Faith: in poetry the main thing – to tell the truth

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For several years in the mirror the namesake of the festival — the International festival named after Andrei Tarkovsky — it affects the living poetic word that grabs his audience with his keen eyesight, sensitive hearing, and other locators popular poet. This year she spent in Ivanovo and Plyos three poetry evenings. The first was a session «Short meter», which at the invitation of Faith by the Duo «Aigel» Kazan poet-singer, Igel Chisinau and St. Petersburg electronic musician Ilya Baramia…

— When I heard Agel, I realized that in modern music there is no such voices. It’s all about the big truth, and she is able to tell that transports you to another dimension. It is, for example, says that her loved one is in jail, although this is a taboo things. Gives a voice to the judges, other people, infinitely remote from poetry. We don’t know was almost met once. A General invitation to the festival is unknown. In reality a person can be anything. It struck me: incredibly solid, smart, amazing. And I am very glad that this duet is so warmly welcomed. I have the eternal dilemma with the festival «the Mirror»: poetry that I like, deep and real, they are not festive, not for vnutriepetelialnaya day. Last year I thought: what is it that I read, so dark? I only have one friend, Misha Ciega, who writes funny, Sunny, life-affirming lyrics. This year I decided not to go on any compromise, and grateful to the people because they trust me.

Bella Akhmadullina was saying that the situation, when poetry was collected stadiums, was an anomaly. This should not be. Brodsky said that it can’t be a mass thing. You’re always alone with a poem, and each is doing in you individually. It is even a question of co-authorship, because everyone reads a poem differently, and for him it’s about something else. If the challenge is to reach out to a mass audience and to impress, no need to go into poetry. If people want to do it with poetry, all come to him — and the reader and the viewer, but think it needs not about that, and about his relationship with the craft.

I don’t care. I know people who will never come to my shows, but who have in the library of my books. They perceive not by hearing for them, such contact is unbearable. For this we need to have some courage: to be one-on-one with someone who reads to you from their poems on stage. A very difficult experience, but with people who are taking the risk and coming, there is some kind of metamorphosis right in the hall. I see it and this is invaluable.

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— I think you kind of touch at all like…

But you guess it’s not easy. So I have not two hundred performances a year. For me it’s every time a big step and a serious experience, and I’m trying to sort out. Otherwise you very quickly end, if you put more nights on the stream. And yet it is necessary for me, because then I know what you’re doing isn’t all for nothing.

All the «twigs» inside

— And the response from the Internet, social networks important to you? You read hundreds of comments to their post?

— I’m trying hygienic to treat myself, since I’m 16 years online, and the millions of reviews that I read, and developed in me a little desire to keep yourself, because these things are really toxic. I want to live instead of experiencing it forever. So I have only for friends open comments. But from time to time, of course, read. Online feedback is immediate — you just write all that I think about you, — from plus to minus.

Is toxic apparently, criticism and praise…

It’s all the same pot. Any extreme manifestations of toxic. Barefaced flattery makes you stupid. Occur anecdotal situations to which Makarevich said: «Andrew, we love only you, only you and Slava Dobrynin». And the phrase «beef is evil…» makes you a very sad person. Common in all of this is very small. And all the mortal love is not good.

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— A sprig of inspiration happened to pull?

— No. A sprig of inspiration can be pulled exactly when a long time you know nothing. For example, in India sit, you don’t have a network, you never blink and manage to myself to return. Unfortunately or fortunately, mostly all of the branches inside are.

— How often do you «sit» in India? (Approx. The poet is reloadable «the Indian cycle»).

— Each year. Yes I have such a life is not divided into work and leisure in its purest form. The festival can be called a work in its purest form? No, it’s a thrill! Of course you are, answering for that, but there and delight, because you brought talented people, and it resonates with the public. Same thing with the lyrics: while you write them and they work, is a blessing. Just them in different places to write, and I try to use this feature: write them in Venice, in India, in Spain, wherever I have the feeling that I’m touching the world, what his God was up to, and have not had time to spoil people.

I interviewed Karina Ivashko

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