Alex Cigale’s own English-language poems have appeared in Colorado, Green Mountains, and The Literary Review and online in Asymptote, Drunken Boat, and McSweeney’s. His other translations from the Russian can be found in Cimarron Review, Literary Imagination, Modern Poetry in Translation, New England Review, PEN America, and Beloit Poetry Journal. From 2011 to 2013 he was an assistant professor at the American University of Central Asia. He is editing a feature on indigenous writing from the former USSR in Fulcrum 8 plus the Atlanta Review’s Spring 2015 Russian issue. He was recently awarded an NEA Literary Translation Fellowship to work on a Selected Poems of Mikhail Eremin.