Anjelina Polonskaya


Anjelina Polonskaya



Anzhelina Polonskaya was born in Malakhovka, a small town near Moscow.

Since 1998, she has been a member of the Moscow Union of Writers and in 2003, Polonskaya became a member of the Russian PEN-centre.  In 2004 an English version of her book, entitled "A Voice," appeared in the acclaimed “Writings from an Unbound Europe” series at Northwestern University Press.  This book was shortlisted for the 2005 Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation and  for the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) prize for literature in translation. Polonskaya has published translations in many of the leading world poetry journals, including World Literature Today, Poetry Review, The Ameircan Poetry Review, and International Poetry Review, Boulevar ,The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner.  In October 2011 the “Oratorio-Requiem” Kursk, whose libretto consists of ten of Polonskaya’s poems had debut at the Melbourne Arts Festival. In 2012 a bilingual edition of her newer poems will be published by Zephyr Press under the title Paul Klee’s Boat.



Grants and Awards: 


2005 International Writers and Translators Centre of Rhodes

2006 LH International Writers Residency, USA

2006  Fundacion Valparaiso Residensy, Spain

2007 Writers flat of the PEN Centre of Flanders

2008 Cove Park Scottish Arts Coincil

2008 Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers

2009 Camargo Foundation Semester Residency Program

2009 Le Chateau de Lavigny Writer’s Residence

2009 Ventspils International Writers’ and Translators’ House

2010 MacDowell Colony, USA

2010 Writers in Residence Program “Milo Dor”, Vienna

2010 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

2011 Villa Strauli Winterthur, 5 ? moths Artists-in-Residence Switzerland

2011 Yadoo, USA

2011 Center for Slovenian Literature, Writers Residence in Slovenia

2012 Chateau de La Napoule, France

2012 Finalist The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers



“Svetoch Moy Nebesny” (My Heavenlike Torch, 1993);

” Stixotvorenia” (“Poems”, Moscow Writer Publishing House, 1998); 

Nebo glazami riadovogo(“The Sky Through a Private’s Eye”, Kogelet Publishing House, 1999);

“Golos” (“ A Voice”, Moscow, Podkova Pablishing House 2002);

“A Voice” –  Selected poems  ( Northwestern University Press 2004, USA);

“Sneg vnutri”(“Snow within”R. Elinina, classic century21st, 2008)



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