Marina Velázquez (1894-1957). Russian poet. Born Marina Lozovsky in Odessa, she published three books of poetry: Beyond the Cold Forest (1916), Random Green (1917) and The Special Animals (1921) She emigrated to Spain in 1922 and from there to Cuba, where she married the electrical engineer Miguel Velázquez, with whom she had two children. After his death in 1946, she moved to New York City, where she published one work, Modern Crescendo (1956), shortly before her death from pancreatic cancer. From Random Green:
я счастливее была, когда мучилась моя душа,
когда я проклятия боялась,
когда поцелуи преступление были.