“The poems of Parachute have an engaging, distinctive way of combining directness with invention: Natalya Sukhonos’s imagination is attentive.”
Natalya Sukhonos was born in Odessa, Ukraine and immigrated to New York City at the age of nine. She is bilingual in Russian and English and also speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Natalya has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and teaches in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University. Her poems are published by Middle Gray Magazine, Really System, Emerge Literary Journal, cahoodalodaling, Yellow Medicine Review, Empty Sink Publishing, and Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure. Sukhonos was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015 and the Best New Poets Anthology of 2015. She lives in San Francisco with her husband Ian and her daughter Naomi. Her chapbook Parachute was published in May 2016 by Aldrich Press of Kelsay Books.