Gala Pushkarenko is the pseudonym of Oleg Shatybelko, a Russian poet born in 1968. He has published since 2001, worked as a poetry journal executive editor, and is a member of the poetry group Polutona. Oleg is the author of five books of poetry (from 2002 to 2019) and multiple journal and online publications. After 2018 he authored five more books as Gala Pushkarenko.