Galina Itskovich is a Russian-American who was born in Ukraine. She's lived in New York City for more than two decades and practices psychotherapy, occasionally volunteering for Medical Reserve. Psychotherapists are not supposed to share their political views or personal opinions. Creative writing helps, though. She's been writing poetry and short fiction in English and in Russian for many years, without any attempts to publish until recently. In the past couple of years, however, her poetry, translations and short fiction have been published in magazines and almanacs in two languages.