Galina Itskovich

Galina Itskovich

Galina Itskovich writes poetry and prose in two languages. Her work appeared in Poetica, Asian Signature, Cardinal Points, Former People, Contemporary Jewish Writing. Her fiction was shortlisted in the Open Eurasia contest (2017).  Also, there are multiple publications in Russian language journals and almanacs. 

She lives in New York City with her family and an aging dog.

if not for those children
playing war games
tearing off tentacles and petals
rehearsing explosions
​memorizing marches

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It’s quite possible that I won’t get to save today
Anyone, not a single Puerto Rican fished out of the NY harbor.
Fortunately, Facebook colors the waiting
Into the shades of hope and angst:

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