The poems of Anna Iourenkova have been nominated for the following awards:

"Heritage 2016"


" Literary Prize "Heritage" was established by the Russian Imperial House of Romanov and the Russian Union of Writers under the auspices of the Supreme Head of the Russian Imperial House, Her Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, to find talented creations preserving the values of traditional Russian literature ​​"(for more information about the organizers and the prize, see the official site The competition for the award is held every year. It takes place in two stages: nomination for the award and the competition among the nominees. The awarding of winners is conducted in person by Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna. 

"Poet of the year. Section: Debut 2016"


"National Literary Prize "Poet of the Year" was established by the Russian Union of Writers. The award aims to find new talented writers who can make a contribution to Russian literature." (For more information about the organizers and the award, see the official website 

The poems of Anna Iourenkova have been included in the collections of the nominees for the above awards.

The book "Back to myself. Or my way towards happiness"


Poetry about happiness, love in its various manifestations, life and death, spirituality, and more

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Amazon customers' reviews:

Great addition to my bookshelf

ByAmazon Customer on December 8, 2015

This is a great collection. The poems cover so many different experiences and emotions, youll never be bored. Despite each poem being unique the collection as a whole is very cohesive, telling a story of survival and self enlightenment. I particularly enjoyed the poems on Nature. Iourenkova reminded me to see the beauty in everything. Cant say enough good things about this book!

beautiful and meaningful writing that helps me face the hard ...

ByAmazon Customeron December 3, 2015

beautiful and meaningful writing that helps me face the hard and difficult times, show me the beauty in life and everyday life. Very useful, positive and poetic. Should help anyone looking for self development, spiritual search and support.

starsAmazing easy style

ByAmazon Customeron December 6, 2015

Amazing easy style...the book resources you by positive energy enhancing your mood, making you dreaming.. Bravo ! I recommend it !

Five Stars

ByAmazon Customeron November 26, 2015

Absolutely wonderful poetry with a deep meaning

Manhattan Book Review

Anna Iourenkova’s book, Back to Myself or My Way Towards Happiness, thoughtfully reflects on many stages of life through heartfelt, discerning verse. Iourenkova’s introduction lays the foundation by describing the subsequent text as a self-reflective guide to inspire the reader to embrace his or her own path. She covers temporal topics, like career paths, the turbulence of love, and perceptions of femininity, as well as more consecrated subjects, such as nature, spirituality, and the human soul. Her passages flow with vitality across the pages, encouraging and comforting the reader. Iourenkova’s poems reinterpret difficult periods of a person’s life, including depression and the dissolution of relationships, to inspire and comfort readers. By no longer perceiving these stages of life as failures or shortcomings, a reader can now comprehend these experiences as brief, influential stretches meant to grow the individual. The poems of Back to Myself or My Way Towards Happiness tenderly describe Iourenkova’s experiences to reassure the reader that everyone goes through difficult moments and must choose how to handle those situations. For Iourenkova, a healthy relationship with oneself prevails as the key solution; however, throughout the book, she encourages the reader to identify his or her own path to satisfaction. Through embellished metaphors, pastoral analogies, and relatable trials, Iourenkova invites the reader to seek his or her own gratification in order to achieve individual peace of mind. Her words will resonate with younger readers early in adulthood, as well as older readers taking stock of life. With several of the poems translated from French or Russian, Iourenkova develops a body of work that seems to transcend the expectations and limitations of gender, nationality, and office. Iourenkova’s Back to Myself or My Way Towards Happiness will leave readers with a sense of understanding and fulfillment through enduring ornate descriptions and stunning imagery that dance harmoniously across one’s mind.

Reviewed By Jessica Tingling

San Francisco Book Review

What language could capture the elegance and the rapture of the soul in contemplation of its beauty, its moments of ecstatic joy and lonesome languor but simplicity? Back to Myself: Or My Way towards Happiness by Anna Iourenkova is a charming collection of poems that will delight many lovers of meaningful verses. In this collection, the poet offers humankind a treasure of her moments of contemplation of life and happiness, it’s a poetry that candidly celebrates the beauty and pain, the triumphs and failures of life, and it is evocative of the different seasons of the human soul in quest of happiness. As one reads Iourenkova, one gets the feeling that one was seeking sense in the very different moments and emotions that flood the human spirit. Back to Myself: Or My Way towards Happiness features poems in a wide range of themes, including the essence of humanity, loneliness, creative solitude, communion, finding meaning in pain, heaven, nature, and a lot more. The language, though simple, is lyrical, and at times, it flows with an unusual burst of insight and wisdom. In “A Hug Can Save,” for instance, the poet captures the beauty of communion when she points out how painful solitude can be: “When no one sees them, / they can cry. / When no one hears them, / they blame the skies.” The acute melancholy of some of the lines will be a welcome delight to those who love Tennyson’s “In Memoriam.” Some of the poems are short and deceptively simple, but they are packed with a rare intensity of emotions and love. The imagery is vivid and reminiscent of the overall context within which the poems are written. This collection will undoubtedly appeal to a wide audience, especially those looking for interesting poetry to read.

Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo

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