Aleksey Porvin is a Russian poet born in 1982. English translations of his poems can be found in World Literature Today, Cyphers, Saint-Petersburg Review, Ryga Journal, SUSS, Words Without Borders, Fogged Clarity, the Straddler, the Dirty Goat, Action Yes, Barnwood International Poetry Mag, Otis Nebula, New Madrid, the Cafe Review, the New Formalist, and elsewhere. Porvin is the author of three collections of poems in Russian: Darkness is White (Argo-Risk Press, Moscow, 2009); Poems (New Literature Observer Press, Moscow, 2011); and The sun of the ship’s detailed rib (INAPRESS, Saint Petersburg, 2013). His first book of poems translated into English, Live by Fire, was published by Cold Hub Press in 2011. His poems were shortlisted for the Andrey Bely Prize in 2011 and 2014, and he was awarded the 2012 Russian Debut Prize.