Shmailo, Larissa

Larissa Shmailo's novel, Patient Women (BlazeVOX [books] 2015), has been called a "a brutally honest wrestling match of truth-telling and sex" and "the best book . . . about this period of life in NYC since Patti Smith's Just Kids." Larissa's poetry collections include In Paran (BlazeVOX [books], and the chapbooks A Cure for Suicide (Červená Barva Press) andFib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks). Her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism (SongCrew); tracks are available from Spotify, iTunes, Muze, Deezer, Rhapsody, Amazon, and CDBaby. Larissa translated Victory over the Sun for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's celebrated reconstruction of the first Futurist opera; the libretto is now available from Červená Barva Press. She has also been a translator on the Russian Bible for the American Bible Society and the editor of the acclaimed anthology, Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry.   Larissa's work recently appears in Measure for Measure (Everyman's Library / Penguin Random House),Words for the Wedding (Perigee / Penguin Putnam), Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive Press),FULCRUM, the Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, the Battersea Review, Plume, and Sensitive Skin.

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