VASYL MAKHNO is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the author of eleven collections of poetry. His most recent collection, A Paper Bridge, appeared in 2017. He has also published two book of essays: The Gertrude Stein Memorial Cultural and Recreation Park (2006) and Horn of Plenty (2011), and two plays: Coney Island (2006) and Bitch/Beach Generation (2007).