Evgeniya Dame grew up in Samara, Russia and currently lives in Maine. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a Martin Dibner Memorial Fellowship for Maine Writers, and a Monson Arts Residency. Her fiction appears in The Southern Review, is forthcoming inPloughshares, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her non-fiction and interviews have appeared in Electric Literature and New England Review online. She has spent over 10 years teaching English in Russia and most recently taught writing at the University of New Hampshire. Find her online at evgeniyadame.com.