Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Trofimovich was born in Potsdam, Germany in 1946, died on 12 September 2012. He spent his childhood in Ukraine and in 1969 moved to St. Petersburg. He received awards Adrey Bely in 1978, the Electronic Text Award, the PostModernCulture in 1993, and "The Franc-tireur Silver Bullet" international literary prize in 2009. He translated the work of Lyn Hejinian, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, etc. Among his most important books are: Description (1990), Xenia (1994), Phosphor (1994), Kitajskoe Solnce (1997), among others.
Charles Bernstein spoke of Dragomoschcenko as a radical innovator whose work has few, if there are any, apparent links with the Russian poetic practice of recent decades and therefore it is very difficult to do it snaps within a paradigm shift in contemporary Russian poetry.