Boris Khersonsky was born in 1950. He graduated from the Odessa Medical Institute and currently is a chairman of the Department of Clinical Psychology in Odessa National University. He is an author of a number of poetic collections and a laureate of several literary awards. Among them is the Anthologia Award for the books “Ploshchadka pod Zastrojku” (Project Site) and “Za Ogradoy” (Outside the Fence). He has translated from English, Polish, Ukrainian and other European languages and lives in Odessa.