Luisa Muradyan

Luisa Muradyan is originally from Odessa, Ukraine, and is the author of American Radiance (University of Nebraska Press) which won the 2017 Prairie Schooner Book Prize. She earned a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston, where she was the editor-in-chief of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts from 2016 to 2018. Additionally, Muradyan is a member of the Cheburashka Collective, a group of women and nonbinary writers from the former Soviet Union. Previous poems have appeared in Poetry International, the Los Angeles Review, West Branch, Blackbird, and Ninth Letter, among others.