Hauntings of Welcome Addiction
FREE Aug. 7-9
Yegor Andrianov is a poet cut off in mid-sentence. A voice about to soar and then stifled. His first book, “Hauntings of Welcome Addiction” is both provocative and frustrating. With rough edges, it still impels us to reach beyond the mundane for the transcendent. His gritty legacy is one of jaundiced compassion and force-fed hookers. Of grabbing grace by the throat and softly asphyxiating on cynicism. Beneath the tales of war and the streets of New York, addiction and ripped up love, an undeniable vulnerability shines through. He is finished before he begins and never begs pardon for leaving us hanging.
About the Author:
Yegor Andrianov was born on March 8, 1988 in Moscow, Russia. He was the youngest of three brothers. When he was seven years old, he moved to the US with his parents, where he grew up and went to school. Later, he studied at the University of Rochester and received a bachelor of Arts degree in Film & Media Studies and a minor in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. As a part of his film studies, he acted in and made several films. One of his very first short films won the 2007 Gollin Film Festival prize, marking it one of his favorite moments of that period. He also went to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand as part of study abroad program to continue his B.A. in Film & Media Studies. In 2009 Yegor interned at 4th Row Films in New York City as a production assistant and contributed to stage preparation, research, cataloging, and editing short video and audio projects. He holds an IMDB credit as a key production assistant for the feature length documentary film Making the Boys (2011). In 2010 he joined the Marines. He served honorably for four years, with tours in Afghanistan and Japan. In 2015 he started working towards a second bachelor’s degree in forest management at Colorado State University because he loved being in the open and wished to ensure that the wildlife, parks, and reserves are maintained and preserved for the next generation. He had many interests, including the outdoors, fitness, film, music, culinary and other arts. He was fluent in English, Russian, and was proficient in French. In addition to everything above, he was a true thinker and a poet. He died on June 12, 2015.