Next Letter in the Mail: Sophia Shalmiyev


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from author Sophia Shalmiyev! Sophia sends us a beautiful, powerful letter about love and living in the in-between of love’s aftermath.

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Sophia Shalmiyev emigrated from Leningrad to America in 1990. She is a feminist writer and painter living in Portland with her two children. Shalmiyev’s work has appeared in Literary Hub, Guernica, Electric Lit, Vela, Portland Review, and other publications. Her debut memoir, Mother Winter, is out in paperback February 2020.


Photograph of Sophia Shalmiyev by Thomas Teal.