Born in 1967. Zurab Rtveliashvili belongs to the generation of post-soviet artists that have radically changed the vector of Georgian literature. He introduced a new vision with both the linguistic and conceptual experiments in his poetry. David Chikhladze, Shota Iatashvili, Irakli Charkviani, Badri Gugushvili and Karlo Kacharava are some of the poets with whom he created the new artistic reality. His experiments go beyond text. He happens to be one of the pioneers of sound-poetry and poetic live-performance in Georgia. Zurab is one of the very few artists from the 90’s who have stayed loyal to the roots and principles of avant-garde. Both in articles and his poetic work, he keeps on highlighting the importance of creating a new strategy for preserving these ideals and transitioning them into contemporary art-reality. Zurab’s poems have been published in various foreign anthologies including: Ich aber will dem Kaukasos zu... - Pop Verlag 2015, Germany; Labyrinth - OGI 2014, Russia; Fria ord på flykt - flex bands 2012, Sweden; Geruisloos geraas - poetry vzw 2010, Netherlands.


  • Dictatorship of poetry, Smockadoll Förlag (Sweden), 2016 
  • Anarchy, Georgia, 2006 
  • Apocriph, Georgia, 2001
  • Irection, Georgia, 1997 


  • Winner of International Creative Symposium Voloshin's September 2012

  • Literary award SABA in category the Best Poetry Collection for Dictatorship of Poetry 2018

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