Marina Temkina is considered one of the most important Russian poets of her generation. Born in St. Petersburg, she emigrated from the former Soviet Union in 1978 and now lives in New York. Temkina published five books of poetry. She writes on gender, Russian-Jewish identity, and immigration with a sense of history lived through and expressed as an intimate experience.
Boris Dralyuk holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from UCLA, where he currently teaches. His award-winning poems, translations, essays, and reviews have been published broadly. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming Penguin Anthology of Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky (2014).