Iryna Shuvalova is a prize-winning poet and translator from Ukraine. She is a Fulbright scholar and a holder of an MA degree in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College. Her first book of poems Ran, published in 2011, has won numerous national awards. At the moment, she has two new poetry collections in print. Her poems have been translated into eight languages. In 2011 Iryna became the recipient of the Joseph Brodsky / Stephen Spender Prize for her translation of Sergei Chegra’s poem The Prayer of the Touch.