Natalia L. Rudychev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1971. Natalia has two M A degrees in linguistics and literature studies. Currently she works toward a Ph D degree in philosophy at Duquesne University. She has several scholarly publications on Tarkovsky, Joyce, and Deleuze (International Studies in Philosophy, RuBriCa, Vestnik). She is a member of the Haiku Society of America and Tanka Society of America. Her poems are published and forthcoming in red lights, bottle rockets, paper wasp, Heron's Nest, Presence, Haiku Harvest, Quill, Pen, Vestnik, Aporetika, American Open Mike, Quill & Parchment, and lexicon.
Natalia is an amateur photographer. She finds delight in nature's little wonders.