Formal Literary Constraints in the Works of Boris Grinberg

Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 195–200


I present here some poems of Russian experimenting poet Boris Grinberg. For his search of expressiveness and new poetic messages, Grinberg explores various literary restrictions such as palindromes, tautograms, lipograms, and so on. This is in correlation with the ideas of the French group Oulipo, though until recently Grinberg was not familiar with the Oulipo's findings and developed these methods independently.