The poet Lela Samniashvili was born in 1977. Her poems have been translated into English, Dutch, Italian, Azerbaijani, and Russian and have been published in anthologies in the United Kingdom and Germany. She has been nominated for and awarded numerous literary prizes. Her books include An Abstract Prayer (Intelekti Publishers, 2014); Fractals (Siesta Publishing, 2010); A Permanent Tattoo (Siesta Publishing, 2006); The Snake Year (Caucasian House, 2004); and Photo-Pills (Merani, 2000). She is also the translator into Georgian of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own (Taso Foundation, 2007) and Sylvia Plath’s Poems (Merani, 1999) and The Bell Jar (Taso Foundation, 2009; Diogene, 2014).