Marina Palenyy | The New Engagement

Marina Palenyy

Marina Palenyy

Marina Palenyy

Marina Palenyy is a Ukrainian-American citizen: equal parts responsible and critical. Having exhausted childhood in Ukraine, Marina had the pleasure of being brought up a young adult, alongside her 9 siblings, in Sacramento, California where she first learned English at the budding age of 12. Now, a high school Writing teacher in the Bronx by day, and a student of Language and Literacy by night, Marina uses creative nonfiction writing to examine and relish in the nuance of multilingualism, excavating joy in the crevices between the two cultures. This love letter is dedicated to its recipient, my mother Nadezhda.

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By Marina Palenyy

Voicing an identity through an ancestral din.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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