Marilena Zackheos grew up in Moscow, Beijing, Nicosia, Geneva, and New York City. She has published on postcolonial literary and cultural studies, psychoanalysis and trauma, gender and sexuality. Her poems has been translated in Greek, Turkish, Serbian, Albanian, and German. They have been featured in regional journals, anthologies as well as literary magazines across the Atlantic. She is the author of the poetry collection “Carmine Lullabies” (A Bookworm Publication, 2016). At Write CY, she leads creative writing workshops with a focus on poetry in English.