Larissa Shmailo

Poet

253 West 72nd Street #715
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 
(212) 712-9865

Author's Bio

Larissa Shmailo is a poet, novelist, Russian translator, editor, and literary critic. Novels: Shmailo's new novel is Sly Bang, (Spuyten Duyvil ,2019), a feminist hybrid literary science fiction experiment; her first novel about sex addiction is Patient Women (BlazeVox 2015).
Translations: Shmailo translated the Russian transrational opera Victory over the Sun for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s landmark restaging. She is editor of the anthology Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry (Big Bridge). She has translated on Biblical translation in Russia for the Eugene A. Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship’s History of Bible Translation book series.
Selected Publications and Recordings: Shmailo’s poetry, translations, and critical writing have appeared in Fulcrum, Barrow Street, Drunken Boat, Jacket, Jacket2, Plume, The Battersea Review, The Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, The Common, and over 100 other journals, as well as in the anthologies Measure for Measure (Penguin Random House), Words for the Wedding (Penguin) and Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive Press). Her books of poetry are Medusa's Country (MadHat), #special characters (Unlikely Books), In Paran (BlazeVox books), Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks), and A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press, chapbook); her poetry CDs are The No-Net World (SongCrew) and Exorcism (SongCrew).

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry (Big Bridge, 2015)
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The Unbearables Big Book of Sex (Autonomedia, 2013)
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Words for the Wedding (Penguin, 2012)
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Contemporary Russian Poetry (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008)
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Half-Naked Muse (Magyar Könyvklub, 2008)
Books:
Patient Women (BlazeVOX books, 2015)
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#specialcharacters (Unlikely Books, 2014)
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In Paran (BlazeVOX books, 2009)
Chapbooks:
Fib Sequence (Argotist Ebooks, 2011)
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A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press, 2008)
Journals:
About.com: Poetry
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Babel
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Barrow Street
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Big Bridge
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Clown War
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Crit Journal
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Curare
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Drunken Boat
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erato
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Excursus
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Fulcrum
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Hecale
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Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
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Little Red Leaves
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Lungfull!
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Medicinal Purposes
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MiPOesias
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New Press Literary Quarterly
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nycBigCityLit.com
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Pink Pages
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Planet Authority
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Poetz
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Salonika Quarterly
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Stained Sheets
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The Argotist Online
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The St. Petersburg Review
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WE
Performances:
Barnes and Noble - NYC (2008)
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Borders Books - NYC (2008)
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Bowery Poetry Club (2008)
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City College - NYC (2008)
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Cornelia Street Cafe (2008)
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Haven Arts Gallery (2008)
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Knitting Factory (2008)
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Idiolexicon (2007)
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WNYE FM Teachers and Writers Radio (2007)
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Bowery Poetry Club (2006)
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Sutra Lounge (2006)
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WBAI Radio FM (1996)
Prizes won: 

Awards and Recognition Shmailo received the 2009 New Century Music Awards for poetry with electronica, jazz, and rock, and “Best Poetry Album” for Exorcism. Shmailo has received honorable mention in the 2011 Compass Award for literary translation, the 2012 Elizabeth P. Braddock Award for poetry, the May 2012 Goodreads poetry prize, and the 2012 Glass Woman prize for prose.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Ulysses, Pushkin (all), Twain (all), Anna Karenina, Orwell Down and Out in London and Paris and 1984, Dickinson, Brodsky, Mayakovsky, Khlebnikov, Kruchenych, Bob Woodward, Kharms, Gogol, Barthes, Foucault, Graves, Hart Crane.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
Russian
Born in: 
New York City
Raised in: 
New York City, NY
New York
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Last update: Nov 09, 2018