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Gala Mukomolova (she/her/hers) reads her poem, “X.”

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Hi, I'm Gala Mukomolova.

I am a poet and writer who was raised in Brooklyn, born in Moscow. Today I'm going to be reading from my book, Without Protection.

The book itself is a meditation about growing up between an immigrant life and a queer life between countries and between different kinds of kinship systems. It's also an exploration of a well known fairy tale called Baba Yaga, and how that imprints on post-Soviet girls like me. The poem I'll be reading is called The "X" Poem.

It is a poem about being in love, about drugs that save your life, and about seeing everything as if for the first time.