Apollon (magazine)

Apollon (Russian: Аполло́н) was a Russian literary magazine that served as a principal publication of the Russian modernist movement in the early 20th century. It was established in 1909 and soon became a venue for the polemics that marked the decline of the symbolist movement in Russian poetry. The headquarters of the magazine was in St Petersburg.[1] In 1910, two seminal essays that appeared in Apollon -- Mikhail Kuzmin's On Beautiful Clarity (O prekrasnoy yasnosti) and Nikolai Gumilyov's The Life of Verse (Zhizn' stikha) -- heralded the emergence of Acmeist poetry.[2] The magazine ceased publication in 1917.

Advertising poster for Apollon (1911).


  1. ^ "Nikolay Stepanovich Gumilyov". Britannica. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  2. ^ Scholl, Tim (2003). From Petipa to Balanchine: Classical Revival and the Modernisation of Ballet. Taylor & Francis. p. 106.