Marina Blitshteyn
Marina Blitshteyn Born in the Soviet Union, Marina Blitshteyn and her family fled to the US in 1991 as refugees. She is the author of Two Hunters, her first full-length collection, published by Argos Books in 2019 with a CLMP Face-Out grant. Prior chapbooks include Russian for Lovers (Argos Books), $kill$ (dancing girl press), Nothing Personal (Bone Bouquet Books), and most recently Sheet Music (Sunnyoutside Press). Her work has been anthologized in the new Brooklyn Poets Anthology, The &Now Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, Why I Am Not a Painter, and My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry. She teaches in NYC and occasionally runs the Loose Literary Canons, a feminist reading group.

the future

i am starting to think about the future just as everyone else is closing up shop dreaming destruction, annihilation, war i am starting to think about the future and living further than paycheck to paycheck hand to mouth, month to month, i am starting to plan stuff out, in advance, maybe start...

man painting humans

which species leaves their kill on the street. which beast burdens the world with itself. which foul thing slouches toward the west. the west was never won. we wrested it. we manifested it to wrestle. then we drew our guns at high noon capitalism and it died. we lost. we wondered what...