Boris Glikman is a writer, poet and philosopher from Melbourne, Australia.
“Writing for me is a spiritual activity of the highest degree. Writing gives me the conduit to a world that is unreachable by any other means, a world that is populated by Eternal Truths, Ineffable Questions and Infinite Beauty. It is my hope that these stories of mine will allow the reader to also catch a glimpse of this universe.”
The biggest influences on his writing are Franz Kafka and Jorge Luis Borges. Dreams and imagery are also an important source of creative inspiration to him and many of his stories originate from the scenarios and ideas in his dreams, or are inspired by images that he comes across on the internet.
His stories (including flash fiction and micro-fiction), fables, parables, poems, aphorisms and non-fiction articles have been published in various online and print publications. He has appeared a number of times on the radio, including Australian national radio, performing his poems and stories and discussing the meaning of his work.
Boris’ work has been performed live by professional actors, set to music, painted about, read out on radio programs by radio hosts, translated into the unique whistling language of Silbo Gomero and has been displayed for two months on a giant screen in Melbourne’s city centre. He is also working on adapting his stories to the cinematic medium.
In his bid to become, amongst many other things, the next Weird Al Yankovic, Boris also writes song parodies which are regularly performed live by professional musicians.
Boris used to be the philosopher of a spiritual community and many of his articles were given their premiere by being read out in public programs in front of hundreds of people.
Boris says that he has two life-long ambitions: to become a child prodigy when he grows up and to change the very fabric of space-time itself.
His hobbies in his spare time include conducting his own research and making revolutionary discoveries in the fields of mathematics, physics, philosophy and literature.
He leads an otherwise quiet and retiring life.