Russian-American poet Stella Hayes is the author of poetry collection One Strange Country (What Books Press, forthcoming in November of 2020). She grew up in an agricultural town outside of Kiev, Ukraine and Los Angeles. She earned a Creative Writing degree at University of Southern California. Her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net and has appeared in The Lake, Prelude, The Recluse, The Indianapolis Review and Spillway, among others. Poem “The Roar at Wrigley Field” is featured in Small Orange Journal anthology and is nominated for Best of the Net 2020.