Igor Brezhnev is a poet, an author, an artist and a graphic designer. He is roaming the West Coast thinking up new art, books and helping shape creative projects.

america is a dry cookie and other love stories

New collection of poetry by Igor Brezhnev is available for preorder. The books will ship in September.




Igor has authored three books so far: the book of possibilities (2012), dearest void (2016) and america is a dry cookie and other love stories (2018).

america is a dry cookie and other love stories

‘america is a dry cookie and other love stories’ offers a collection of poems at once playful and severe. By and large, these are not easy poems. As you read, you will stumble. There will be moments when you find yourself lost. Keep reading. Travel with these poems, carry them, tumble them through your mind like stones and they’ll soon show their luster. Approach these poems with patience and they will soothe you. Approach them with curiosity and they will delight you. Approach them with love and they’ll reveal the author’s love, waiting for you, shining back.
— Sam Preminger, poet & poetry editor of Nailed Magazine

Igor's new collection of poetry 'america is a dry cookie and other love stories' is now available for pre-order. The book contains ninety nine poems (with one additional surprise poem) on one hundred and ninety two pages. The poem 'america is...' features 15 illustrations by two very talented artists, Grace Anderson and Bernard McKennaPreordered copies will ship in September.

Igor Brezhnev’s nuanced word-play and concoction of verbal scents and senses is at full strength in ’america is a dry cookie.’ He’s managed to introduce me to characters inside me which I tend to overlook or assume have no place in my psyche. To my mind, these stories are not as light-hearted as those found in ‘dearest void’, his last book, but in many ways they are more powerful.
— Joey Robert Parks, (Ghost)Writer & Creator of 26Blocks

dearest void

dearest void is a collection of writings completed by Igor Brezhnev between the years of 2012 and 2016 and published by Liquid Gravity Publishing. The poetic stories told in this book are located somewhere between the mystical and the mundane, death and love, hope and despair, magic and reality, humanity and otherness. dearest void is a kind of travel diary with entries arranged not by date or place, but some arcane measure of encountered feeling.

This book is now out of print, but a couple of new and used copies are still available on Amazon

  dearest void  photo taken in Mexico City by Rafael Navarro

dearest void photo taken in Mexico City by Rafael Navarro

Can a person have eyes as seeing as telescopes and a heart as large as planet Earth? Yes. Proof? This book.
— Mary L. Holden, writer & editor
I keep reading and re-reading... Igor’s poetry is beautiful and poignant, inspiring and touching. It challenges me to look deep within myself and speaks to expansive depth of human emotions. It’s my go-to book for when I’m traveling (I even have it in my suitcase on my work trip as I type this.) ‘dearest void’ is an incredibly special book and I highly recommend reading it (at least once but maybe a hundred times.)
— Kendra V.
Dearest Void is nectar for the soul. Words drip into my heart opening feelings that have been vacated from this realm of awareness for decades. This book is a forever must read because of the power it emanates in living the human experience. An incredible gift for those in times of transition, heart ache, human suffering, and mere existence.
— Jennifer Alyse

the book of possibilities

Twenty six extra-short stories, bordering on poetry, invite the reader to open up to possibilities and gently question life. There is a lot of white space in the book of possibilities—quite intentionally so. The white space is part of the writing.

This book was released as an e-book in 2012 and has been downloaded over 5,000 times. It is no longer available for download, however, a few of the poems from this book have found their way into america is a dry cookie and other love stories.


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