A Gleaner’s Journal
Nina Murray‘the first regime that teeters
is the government of self’
This new collection from Nina Murray gathers moments, from a childhood in Ukraine to COVID lockdown in Cambridgeshire, and explores them in shards of language. Murray turns her forensic gaze from the tiny details of now to the baggage of history. This is a unique and timely collection, asking essential questions about language and humanity.
Nina Murray is a Ukrainian-American poet and translator. She grew up in Lviv, in Western Ukraine, and holds advanced degrees in linguistics and creative writing. Previous publications include pamphlets Minimize Considered (THR Press) and Minor Heresies (Finishing Line Press) and a full collection, Alcestis in the Underworld (Circling Rivers). Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Ekphrasis and The Harpoon Review. Her translations from Ukrainian include Oksana Zabuzhko’s award-winning novel, The Museum of Abandoned Secrets. She won the Ukrainian Institute London’s translation prize for her version of Lesia Ukrainka’s classic play Cassandra, which was premiered by Live Canon in 2022.