Vladimir (Vlad) Pryakhin was born in 1957 in Tula, Russia. In the 1980s he published The Idealist, a samizdat journal of poetry and prose. Since 1992, his poems and short articles have appeared in literary magazines in Russia as well as in other countries. He is the author of ten books of poetry. In 2012 he became the editor and publisher of The Environment, an international literary almanac. Since 2017, he has been the editor of www.medium.land, a portal dedicated to poetry and art. The winner of several literary awards, he participates in free-verse festivals in Moscow and St. Petersburg.