Mary Jane White, received her MFA from the University of Iowa and received two NEA Fellowships (one for poetry and one in translation). Her new translations of Marina Tsvetaeva are in After Russia (Adelaide Books, 2021). Dragonfly. Toad. Moon. appeared April 2022 from Press 53. Mary Jane recommends Nova Ukraine.
Mashinski’s book privileges me to enter another’s memory and dilemmas: her story in lyrical prose, a story in poems—written at times in the flattest voice of acknowledgment about how the earth and its devils will give you enough lives--enough to have one, after choosing to leave another.