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Maria P. Vassileva

Maria P. Vassileva is a graduate student at Harvard. She has published a collection of poetry in Bulgarian, and her translations have appeared in Modern Poetry in Translation. This is her first published essay.


Artiom Mishko plays in his parent's bedroom with a gas mask that is now nothing more than a toy and a relic of a Soviet era that he does not remember.

The Resurrection

Fall 2011 | Essays

Just outside Chernobyl's exclusion zone, a generation of children has grown up wondering about the future.