Born in the Soviet Union, Marina’s family fled in 1991 and settled in Buffalo, New York as refugees. She studied English at SUNY Buffalo and creative writing at Columbia University. She is author of Two Hunters, to be published by Argos Books in 2018. Prior chapbooks include Russian for Lovers (Argos Books), $kill$ (dancing girl press), Nothing Personal (Bone Bouquet Books) and the forthcoming Sheet Music (Sunnyoutside Press). She teaches composition, rhetoric and experimental nonfiction in New York City.