The article is dedicated functions referencing and footnotes in the poetry of Lev Losev.
The authors highlight some aspects of Aleksandr Mikhailovich Kondratov’s (1937- 1993) creative activities. Special attention is given to judgements about Kondratov’s work by Joseph Brodsky, Lev Losev and the scholars V. Al’fonsov and M.L. Gasparov. A survey of Kondratov’s works and plans for their publication – and of a series of both Russian and world literature – drafted by himself, is reproduced here. In addition to a brief assessment of some aspects of his poetics the article provides introductory information about Kondratov’s works published in the present issue.
The aticles analizes some ways of the poet's work both with the heritage of the Russian futurism as a whole, and with individual texts by "budetlyan" authors
"Designing" the complete works of his own is an important part of Aleksander Kondratov's creations, a neofuturist poet from Leningrad. One of the prospects of his future collection, "My Trinities" makes it possible to restore the poet's concept to create "The Concretions", a volume of concretist texts, which has not been fully implemented. These texts were obviously aimed at the demonstration of the whole paradigm of devices and forms of this trend of experimental poetry that Kondratov knew at the time. Keywords: Aleatory works, Aleksander Kondratov, dadaism, concretism, neofuturism, uncensored poetry, zero text, permutation, hollow text, found poetry.