About the Author & Artist

V. Ulea (Vera Zubarev) is a bilingual Russian-English poet, writer, scholar and film director. She has published eleven books of poetry, prose, and literary theory. Her works have appeared in various periodicals both American and European, including The Literary Review, Princeton Arts Review, RE:AL, Dream People, Bewildering Stories, Sein und Werden, Golden Visions, and others. She teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages of the University of Pennsylvania.

Izya Sholsberg is a Jewish American artist, writer and philosopher, well known for expressing his philosophical and scientific ideas through his paintings. Aside from his artistic works, he has published several novels including The Custodian, Grey Zone, Light Behind the Back, and Transcending Images. You can see more of his exquisite work here.