Nina Shevchuk-Murray (M.A. in Creative Writing - Poetry) translated Oksana Zabuzhko's The Museum of Abandoned Secrets, a multigenerational saga of love, sex, friendship, and death spanning sixty tumultuous years of Ukrainian history. At its center: three women linked by the abandoned secrets of the past—secrets that refuse to remain hidden. From the dim days of World War II to the eve of Orange Revolution, The Museum of Abandoned Secrets is an “epic of enlightening force” that explores the enduring power of the dead over the living. The book was published by Amazon Crossing on Oct. 9, 2012.
In addition to publishing translations from the Russian and Ukrainian languages, Nina Murray has been writing and publishing original poetry for the last ten years. Her chapbook, Minimize Considered, draws on her experience as an officer of the U.S. Department of State; the poems in this collection are set in cities where she has worked or studied.