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I've been looking for a publisher for my first novel and working  on my second one, neglecting to update the site with the list of my recent publications in literary magazines. Maybe one of these days when the second novel is finished. At the meantime, you can see how it is going, shamefully slowly, drop by drop... Life definitely hasn't been helping, but I'll get there, word by word.

2022 Highlights

Anthology "The Best of Mad Swirl: v2021"

My poem At Night is one of the 52 poems included in The Best of Mad Swirl anthology for 2021. The copy is available on amazon.com here.

2021 Highlights

Anthology "The Best of Mad Swirl: v2020"

My poem Take a Sit, Mom is one of the 52 poems included in The Best of Mad Swirl anthology for 2020. The copy is available on amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Mad-Swirl-v2020/dp/1733788921/ 


What if articles went extinct like dinosaurs? My humorous linguistic fantasy The Articles Extinction has been reprinted in Autumn Sky Poetry. 

2020 Highlights

The Ballad of Lipstick and Comb, inspired by the stay-at-home era, has been published in Red Eft Review.

I Used to Be Immortal has been published in The Linnet's Wings magazine. Chilling timing for the publication. I wrote this poem more than two years ago.

Art: Death and Life, Gustav Klimt

The Linnet's Wings, page 76

The Linnet's Wings, page 77

Three poems in Ariel Chart:

The poem has been inspired by this image.

Photo Credit: Evgeniya Rut-Lapitskiy

#StayAtHome Sonnet has been published in Pendemic.

Photo Credit: By PantheraLeo1359531 - Own work, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89499449

2019 Highlights

What better way to celebrate the New Year than  a poem New Year’s Resolutions : Comprehensive Manual published in MadSwirl magazine.

The Cave of Altamira has been published in Nine Muses Poetry as part of their Special Challenge in March.

How Is It Going, Mother Earth? has been published in a special issue of The Linnet's Wings devoted to the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing. 

Published in 2018

My Super-Grip has appeared in the Commuter Lit.

Loosely based on true events. Some interesting feedback from readers on the site. Some like it, some don't. You're welcome to add your feedback.

The Pierced Portrait has been published in Fabula Argentea.

This story is a fictionalized account of my family's WWII history. Almost everything there is true, especially the events that seem the most unlikely.

And this is the pierced portrait itself. See more pictures and details here: The Pierced Portrait -- Fact and Fiction.

A poem about... socks. And why not? Who said that socks don't deserve to be a poetic subject? "Socks" was dictated to me by our dog Nicky and subsequently published in Bewildering Stories.


"You" published in The Gyroscope Review (page 57 in the pdf).


My poem "I Am a Ship" has been included into "Poems for a Liminal Age" anthology in support of Médecins Sans Frontières.


In 2014 and 2015 I concentrated on writing my first novel, so even though some new poems and stories have been published, I rarely bothered to update the publications list. 2016 brought mainly personal cataclysms of various magnitude of calamity. In 2017 I spent most of my writing time editing my novel neglecting tracking my  published stories and poems here.

Published in 2016

"Tiny Fingers" in The Linnet's Wings.

"Articles Extinction", "Molly Flanders Forever" and "Eating a Scone"  in Slink Chunk Press.

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