Tarkovsky Arseniy Aleksandrovich (1907 – 1989), the poet.
He was born on June 12 (25 n.) In Elizavetgrad in the family of the Narodovoltsy. Children and adolescents fell at the difficult time of Russian history, which the future poet experienced in full.
In the 1920s Tarkovsky lives in Moscow, since 1924 he works in the editorial office of the newspaper Gudok, for two years he has been conducting a department of the verse feuilleton.
In 1925 he entered the Higher State Literary Courses, which he graduated in 1929. He writes poetry, publishes them in a student collection (1926).
Since 1932 he was actively engaged in translations, paying special attention to the classical poetry of the East. He owns translation of poems from Turkmen, Armenian, Georgian, Arabic.
During the Patriotic War he worked in the army newspaper “Combat Alert”. Tarkovsky does not publish his poems for a long time, they appear in the press when the poet is 50 years old. Then for twenty years in different journals and almanacs were unprinted poems that compiled six poems: “Before the snow” (1962); “Earth terrestrial” (1966); “The Messenger” (1969); “Poems” (1974); “The Winter Day” (1980); “Favorites” (1982).
In 1983, published “Poems of different years”, combining the best of the printed. The last book of the poet – “From youth to old age.”
A. Tarkovsky always stayed away from literary fuss, for many years he lived in Peredelkino. He owns theoretical and critical articles and reviews. A. Tarkovsky died in 1989 in Moscow.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.