New guest blogger: Maria Stenina


Thanks to Kelly Huang for her series of excellent posts. Up next is Maria Stenina, a writer and multimedia designer in New York City. She received her BFA in Technology and Integrated Media Environment from the Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as minors in African/African-American Literature and Drawing/Printmaking. She has worked for several museums’ education departments, as an art consultant, and was the Assistant Director of the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea until recently when she left her position to pursue graduate studies and work on her book project entitled Cleveland.  She is in the process of starting an online collective and critique space for women writers at, which will be up by the end of November. When she is not designing websites, doing homework, and working as a freelance writer/editor, she is busy with poetry and performance, growing her huge love of Russian Literature, and perfecting her sushi skills.