Larissa Shmailo

Larissa Shmailo’s work appears in Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Meter (Everyman’s Library, 2015), Words for the Wedding (Perigee / Penguin Putnam), and Contemporary Russian Poetry: An Anthology (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008). Shmailo’s poetry collections are Medusa’s Country (MadHat Press, 2016), #specialcharacters (Unlikely Books, 2014), In Paran (Blazevox Books, 2009), and the chapbooks A Cure for Suicide (Červená Barva Press, 2008) and Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks, 2011). Her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism (SongCrew); tracks are available from Spotify, iTunes, Muze, and Amazon. Shmailo 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. Shmailo edited the anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry (Big Bridge Press, 2013) and has also been a translator on the Russian Bible for the American Bible Society. Her novel, Patient Women (2015), is now available from Amazon,, and BlazeVOX [books]. Please see Shmailo’s Wikipedia page and her website