translated from the Russian by Ian Singleton
Marina Eskina is a poet and translator. Her two books of poetry in Russian are Край земли and Колючий свет. Her works regularly appear in literary journals in Russia, the United States, and Israel. Her book of children's verse in English is coming out this summer. She emigrated from Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia and currently lives in Boston, USA.
Ian Singleton is a working writer. His stories, essays, poems, and translations have appeared in Fiddleblack, Ploughshares, Toucan, and Knock, as well as other journals. He won a Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan in 2004. He is a graduate of the MFA program at Emerson College. He works in the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his wife.