Volha Hapeyeva

Volha Hapeyeva (Вольга Гапеева) is an award-winning Belarusian poet. Her works have been translated into more than 10 languages. She has had poems published in the USA, Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, Georgia, Lithuania, and other countries. She writes poetry, prose and drama, as well as occasional books for children. Volha Hapeyeva has published a number of books to date, and has participated in numerous literary festivals and conferences, and international residency scholarships in Austria (a.o. City Writer of Graz 2019/2020), Germany (a.o. Villa Waldberta 2020; LCB 2018, 2009), Latvia, Switzerland, etc. She collaborates with electronic musicians and visual artists to create audio-visual performances. A member of the Belarusian PEN Centre and the Independent Belarusian Writers’ Union, Volha also translates poetry (from English, German, Chinese and Japanese). She holds a PhD in linguistics; her research is in the fields of comparative linguistics, philosophy of language, sociology of the body, and gender issues in culture and literature.