Read her poems in TSAR’s Volume 18, Number 1.
Natalya Sukhonos has a PhD from Harvard University in Comparative Literature, focusing on Latin American and Russian Literature from the 20th century. Delving into the writing of Viktor Pelevin, Jorge Luis Borges, and Clarice Lispector, her dissertation explored the ways in which literary play can open up the possibilities of action at times of crisis. Natalya has taught humanities, literature, film, and writing at Harvard, Stanford, Cogswell Polytechnical College, and UC Davis. Her article “The Art of Unknowing and the Unknowing of Art: A Few Alternatives to Interpretation” will be published by the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics. Most recently, Natalya has taught a class on Tolstoy for the Stanford Continuing Studies Program and will teach another class for the same program on Nabokov this summer. Natalya is also a Pushcart-nominated poet whose chapbook Parachute was published by Aldrich Press of Kelsay Books in May 2016. Natalya lives and works in New York with her husband and daughter.