Aleksey Porvin is a Russian poet born in 1982. His poems can be found in World Literature Today , Cyphers, Saint-Petersburg Review, Ryga Journal, SUSS, Words Without Borders, Fogged Clarity, The Straddler, The Dirty Goat, Action Yes, Barnwood International Poetry Mag, Otis Nebula, New Madrid, The Cafe Review, The New Formalist etc. Porvin is author of two collections of poems in Russian – “Darkness is White” (Argo-Risk Press, Moscow, 2009) and “Poems” (New Literature Observer Press, Moscow 2011). His first book of poems translated into English “Live By Fire” was published by Cold Hub Press in 2011. Poems by Porvin have been recently short-listed by Andrey Bely Prize (2011) and The Russian Debut Prize (2011).