Vikulov, Sergei Vasil’Evich
Born Sept. 26, 1922, in the village of Emel’ianovskaia, Belozersk Raion, Vologda Oblast. Soviet Russian poet, member of the CPSU since 1942.
Vikulov graduated from the literature department of the Vologda Pedagogical Institute in 1951. He took part in the Great Patriotic War. Vikulov’s first collection of poems, Happiness Won, came out in 1949 in Vologda. His narrative poems Into the Snowstorm (1955), Galinka’s Summer (1957), Difficult Happiness (1958), By Right of Being a Compatriot (1961), Overcoming (1962), With Windows to the Dawn (1964), Against Heaven on Earth (1967), and Iv-mountain (1970) were published in the journals Oktiabr’, Neva, and Moskva. The collections Beyond the Lake (1956), The Weather Will Be Good (1961), Bread and Salt (1965), The Bird Cherry Tree by the Window (1966), and others came out in Moscow. Vikulov has an inherent knowledge of rural life and of the north Russian dialect. Since 1968 he has served as editor in chief of the journal Nash sovremennik. He has been awarded three orders as well as medals.
WORKSIzbrannoe. Vologda, 1967.
Okolitsa: Stikhi i poemy. [Foreword by V. Dement’ev.] Moscow, 1966.
Protiv neba na zemle: Poema. Moscow, 1968.
REFERENCESPisateli-vologzhane (1917-1957): Biobibliograficheskii spravochnik. Vologda, 1958.
Oboturov, V. “Sila utverzhdeniia.” Literaturnaia Rossiia, Aug. 9, 1968.