Sergej Timofejev was born in Riga, Latvia in 1970 into a family of Russian origin. He lives in Latvia, but writes in Russian and publishes his work in Russian and Latvian translation. Author of seven books of poetry, Timofejev is also pioneer of video poetry in the post-soviet cultural space. His first video poetry work ‘Orchestra Rehearsal’ (1994) was made in collaboration with filmmaker Victor Vilx. Now part of text-group Orbita, he continues to mix poetry with other media in installations, pirate poetry radio stations etc. His work can be found in A Fine Line: New Poetry from Eastern & Central Europe (Arc Publications, 2004) and Hit Parade: The Orbita Group ed. Kevin Platt (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015) and viewed here.