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Lila Dlaboha is a poet born of Ukrainian immigrants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She was short-listed for the Poetry International Prize 2021, and is a 2018 finalist, for her full-length manuscript, in the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize judged by Jane Hirshfield. Her prose pieces have appeared in Arrowsmith, an online literary quarterly out of Boston, and Ukrainian-American Poets Respond, an anthology of works in answer to Russias war on Ukraine. Her poems have appeared in Arts & Letters (Georgia College), Bellevue Literary Review, Mudfish, Andre Codrescus Exquisite Corpse, Lungfull, among other publications. During the 1980s she served on the editorial board of the Little Magazine, a nationally distributed literary quarterly. On and off since 2016 she has been volunteering with kids and teens in the war zones of eastern Ukraine under the auspices of the Ukrainian NGO GoGlobal/GoCamp. She lives in New York City.