Sarah Valentine is a poet, writer, translator and academic. Her first book of translations, Into the Snow: Selected Poems of Gennady Aygi (Wave Books, 2011), is a collection of poems translated from the Russian-language poetry of Chuvash poet Gennady Aygi (1934-2006). Her work has appeared in literary and peer-reviewed journals such as Callaloo, Catch Up, Zoland, and Slavic and East European Journal and Poetics: An Empirical Journal of Culture. She received a PhD in Russian Literature from Princeton University and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at UCLA. Valentine lives in Los Angeles where she teaches Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside.