Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and translator, and the author of nine books of poetry in Russian. Her work has appeared in Poetry International, Fulcrum, Zeek and The London Magazine amongst others and has been translated into several languages. She is co-founder (with the late Oleg Woolf) and editor-in-chief of the StoSvet/Cardinal Points literary project, the editor of the Storony Sveta Literary Journal and co-editor of the Cardinal Points Journal. She received the Russian America (2001) and Maximilian Voloshin (2003) Awards in poetry, and, with Boris Dralyuk, First Prize in the 2012 Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Translation Prize competition. Mashinski holds a Ph.D. in Physical Geography from Lomonosov Moscow State University and an M.F.A. in Poetics from New England College.
She lives in the US.