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I was born in Russia, and immigrated to the USA with my parents when I was 18. I earned a Bachelor’s in Comparative Literature and Creative Writing from the CUNY BA Program and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Hunter College. After graduation, I taught at LaGuardia Community College for several years. Currently, I work at Leonia United Methodist Church as an Administrative Assistant, combining my love for God with service for community.
Since 2010, I have been volunteering as an English Conversation facilitator for International Students, Inc ministry with my husband Dr. Jerry G. Ianni. In December 2017, I started the Bergen Poetry Workshop to share my love of reading and writing poems. I hope that my poems about faith and frustration, suffering and healing will encourage people around the world. My poems were published in many journals including Ancient Paths Online, Anti-Heroin Chick, First Literary Review-East, Time of Singing, The Penwood Review, The Pangolin Review and Soft Cartel. Several of my poems also appeared in The Art of Infertility blog, Poetry Leaves Festival at the Waterford Township Public Library, and the website for Leonia United Methodist Church.
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