Marina Rubin (1977– )

Ms. Rubin's first chapbook Ode to Hotels was published in 2002, followed by Once in 2004 and Logic in 2007. She had her first banana when she was 12. "I told my boss about it and he couldn't stop laughing," says Ms. Rubin. "He thought it was some kind of a psycho-sexual joke. How could I explain to him that I am from a small town in Ukraine and exotic fruits simply never reached us during the abundance of Communism!" Her poetry has appeared in PDQ, Timber Creek, Ilya's Honey, Pearl, Skidrow Penthouse, Asheville Poetry Review, Chaffin Journal, Amherst Review, Urban Spaghetti, and 5AM. She is the associate editor of Mudfish.