Sophia Shalmiyev
Photo: Thomas Teal

Photo: Thomas Teal


Sophia Shalmiyev emigrated from Leningrad to NYC in 1990. She is an MFA graduate of Portland State University with a second master's degree in creative arts therapy from the School of Visual Arts.

She lives in Portland with her two children. Mother Winter is her first book.



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Mother Winter: A Family History