Il y a (Ilia Ryvkin), born 1974 in Russia, is a poet, performance and media artist. He studied musicology at the FU Berlin and lives in Berlin. His poetry and prose has appeared in several publications in literary journals and anthologies across Russia, the USA, Germany and Ukraine, and have been translated into three languages. In 2017 his first volume of poetry “Die Oberflächlichkeiten” appeared in Russian. In 2018 his German debut was published, the bilingual poetry book “pflanzenfront-manifest”, translated by Irina Bondas.
Ilia Ryvkin: pflanzenfront-manifest. Aus dem Russischen von Irina Bondas. hochroth Berlin 2018