Polina Barskova

Polina Barskova is a poet and scholar who teaches Russian literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is author of twelve collections of poetry and two books of prose in Russian, as well as of the monograph Besieged Leningrad: Aesthetic Responses to Urban Disaster (2017). Her recent creative nonfiction collection, Living Pictures (New York Review Books, 2020), was awarded the Andrei Bely Prize. Her collections of poetry in English translation include: This Lamentable City (Tupelo Press, 2010), The Zoo in Winter (Melville House, 2011), Relocations (Zephyr Press, 2013), and, most recently, Air Raid (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021).