Gala Mukomolova is a Moscow-born, Brooklyn-raised poet and essayist. She is the author of Without Protection (Coffee House Press 2019) and the chapbook One Above One Below: Positions & Lamentations (YesYes Books 2018). She received her M.F.A. from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan. In 2016, she was awarded the 92nd Street Y Discovery Prize. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, the Academy of American Poets, and elsewhere. She writes astrology articles for NYLON and is cohost of the podcast Big Dyke Energy.