Galina Itskovich, born and raised in Odesa, Ukraine, has lived in New York City since 1991. She earned a Master’s degree from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. In addition to practicing and teaching the art of psychotherapy, she writes poetry, prose, and nonfiction in Russian and English. From the first days of the war in Ukraine, Galina has been involved in numerous humanitarian projects, including, but not limited to, psycho-education on the subject of trauma.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.