Larissa Shmailo

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Larissa’s work appears in Measure for Measure (Everyman's Library / Penguin Random House), Words for the Wedding (Perigee / Penguin Putnam), Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive Press), Resist Much / Obey Little (Spuyten Duyvil Press), and over thirty other anthologies. Larissa's poetry collections are Medusa’s Country (MadHat Press), #specialcharacters (Unlikely Books), In Paran (BlazeVOX [books]), and the chapbook A Cure for Suicide (Červená Barva Press), and e-book Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks). Her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism (SongCrew); tracks are available from Spotify, iTunes, Muze, and Amazon. Larissa translated Victory over the Sun for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's celebrated reconstruction of the first Futurist opera; the libretto has been used for productions at Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Smithsonian, and the Garage Museum of Moscow. Larissa edited the anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry (Big Bridge Press) and has also been a translator on the Russian Bible for the American Bible Society. Her novel, Patient Women, is now available from Amazon,, and BlazeVOX [books]

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