Date of Birth: 13/09/1922
Place of birth: e. Yemelyanovsky
Vikulov Sergey (p. 13  .09.1922), poet and essayist. Born in the village. Yemelyanovsky Belozersky district, Vologda region. paramedic in the family, after the seven-year school for young workers enrolled in Belozersky pedtehnikum. He studied at the Sevastopol air defense artillery school, then study the military continued in the Saratov region., Totsky in military camps. In n. 1942 participated in the battles north-west of Rzhev; He commanded a platoon, battery, was assistant chief of staff of the artillery regiment.
Before the war poems published in the regional newspaper "Belozersky farmer." During the war, several poems under the pseudonym. Ya servic (I - Sergei Vikulov) published in a newspaper of the 3rd Ukrainian Front.
After the war, working at litkonsultantom "Krasny Sever" regional newspaper, printed in the newspaper "Krasny Sever", "Vologda Komsomolets" in 1951 concludes Vologda Pedagogical Institute. Much rides on the native areas of the Vologda region., Numerous essays on rural life published in local newspapers and magazine "October", in part, they included in the book "Fresh layers" (1964). It collects and processes the folklore, and issues of sb. "Ditty" (1952) and "Vologda ditties, proverbs, sayings" (1957), accompanied by its introductory articles.
The first book of poems, "to conquer the happiness" was published in Vologda in 1949. It was followed by the book "The hosts of the earth" (1950), "New Beach" (1952), "Green Shop" (1954), "Zaozerye" (1956), "Polyushko field "(1958)," The good weather will be, "" The case on the river "(both - 1961)," Tree of dreams leaves "(1962).
In the work Vikulova Russian village appears as a rich spiritual world inhabited by interesting and informative people whose fate is deeply concerned about the poet, as well as the problems they solve. The first poem Vikulova "The blizzard" (1955) is devoted to drama, but a typical situation: a peasant`s son Stepan Zavyalov goes to the city , leaving the fold edge. In the poem "Galinkino Summer" (1956), a peasant girl, on the contrary, in spite of his mother`s request, knowing the difficulty of rural life without leaving the city, still in the village.
The poet claims the inextricable link man with the people, defends the importance of national traditions, conscientiousness and diligence. Even in the 1st floor. 60 emerged as a master of the poem. The book "Tree of dreams leaves" contained 5 poems - "Tough luck", "Song about a friend", "Skate on the Roof", "By law, countryman," "Overcoming".
In 1961 he graduated from the Higher literary courses at the Literary Institute. In 1967 he became deputy. chief editor of the "Young Guard" magazine in 1968 - Ch. editor of the magazine "Our Contemporary", which publishes the works of V. Rasputin, Bondarev, V. Shukshin, V. Solouhin, S. Zalygin and OE
Publishes new poem "facing the dawn" (1964), "Yves-Mountain" (1969), "One for ever" (1970), "Song of the blacksmith" (1973), "The Duma of the Motherland", "Letters from the village" ( both - 1976), "left a trail in the field" (1978).
As can be seen Vikulova chronicler of the modern village. The books of poems, "Bread and salt" (1965), "Outskirts" (1966), "A vsego-to and remember ..." (1971), "The fire that warmed you" (1975), "Persistence" (1977), the poet draws a full-blooded folk characters. And in the poems and verses urging people not to forget the Russian peasant origin ( "Kogda-to you all started with the villages"), but at the same time to strengthen the unity of the city and the village - "like the forest on the outskirts of the pipe ... How tall chimneys of the forest!" It is one, Russian arable land and space "Ploughs pierces the spring earth; / In the sky soars, turbo pipe ". Russian Topic Vikulov opens just as the topic of conservation.
In the year of the 60th anniversary of the poet`s critics emphasize the presence of poetry Vikulova "deep, extended and transformed creatively Nekrasov tradition"; her general civil significance: "Poetry Sergei Vikulova brings us back to our roots - the relatives and friends - the coveted ... And let it be seen - to a greater extent - as poetry of the Russian village, at the same time it is - the word of the Motherland, her destiny, her pain and joy. "