In these 20 poems, addressed to the Soviet dog who perished in space, Laika threads moments of love and loss into an astonishing lyric lament on isolation, queerness, coming of age and womanhood.
Maggie Olszewski is from Columbia South Carolina. She was named a Top 15 Foyle young Poet of the Year by the UK Poetry Society with her winning poem 'At The Funeral'. Her text 'Gap' won a national gold medal from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in 2019 and her work has appeared in Jasper magazine. She is currently studying English at Smith College.