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TATIANA SHCHERBINA was born in Moscow and emerged in the 1980s as a spokesperson of the new “independent” culture. She is the author of a dozen books of poetry and eight of prose fiction and nonfiction. Her poems have been published in Dutch, German and French translations as well as in English-language collections in the bilingual The Score of the Game (Zephyr Press, 2002) and in Life Without (Bloodaxe, 2003) as well as in many journals and magazines. Her work appears in the anthologies Third Wave: The New Russian Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 1992) Lives in Transit (Ardis, 1995), In the Grip of Strange Thoughts: Russian Poetry in a New Era (Zephyr, 1999) and Crossing Centuries (Talisman, 2000). In 1994 she received the Bourse de Création award from the French Ministry of Culture.