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Poetry Women Authors


by (author) Ivanna Baranova

Metatron Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2019
Women Authors, Canadian, Caribbean & Latin American
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    Aug 2019
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 16 to 18
  • Grade: 11 to 12


Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret new evidence in support of one's existing beliefs or theories. In her stunning debut poetry collection, Ivanna Baranova excavates notions of evidence, existence, and resiliency in an attempt to transcend the beliefs that demand our psychic reproduction. Desire, affect, anger, and healing collide in Baranova’s metaphysical observations of her lived experiences?feminine conditioning, racialization, Slavic and Latinx diaspora, experimental therapy, and nausea under capitalist hegemony. Whether through the lens of astrology or philosophy, algorithms or substance use, CONFIRMATION BIAS considers the obstacles of being, relating, and rebuilding in the face of sociocultural fragmentation and imminent global collapse. The resulting poems are bright with insight, crackling with humour and idiom, and burning with unforgettable intellect, authenticity, and compassion.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Ivanna Baranova is a Guatemalan-Slovak writer, editor, and photographer from the Pacific Northwest. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy, Social Theory, and Creative Writing. She is a Pisces and currently resides in Brooklyn. Find her at

Editorial Reviews

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS | Precarious Devotion: A Conversation with Ivanna Baranova | "[Baranova's] poetry drifts through our current age of precarity by exploring longing, existential ennui, joy, and connection with all lenses on hand — astrology, psychology, mysticism, drugs, academic frameworks. But more importantly she writes from an indefatigable source of light, dark, and fire."


ROB MCCLENNAN | "[Ivanna Baranova] writes as witness, critic and relentless seeker, exploring power structures, capitalism and environmental collapse, moving seamlessly from abstract to the specific, and attempting as much the appropriate questions as she is the possibility of answers."


SOLILOQUIES ANTHOLOGY | "Ivanna Baranova’s CONFIRMATION BIAS explores the role of memory, rituals, technology, and emotions while meditating on moments when we get tired of ourselves, we forget ourselves, and we remember ourselves."


THE /T?MZ/ REVIEW | "CONFIRMATION BIAS is an example of poetry that reaches beyond the form’s supposedly limited readership, breaking rules as it says what it means."