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Maria Jastrzebska

was born in Warsaw, Poland and came to England as a child. Her poetry collections include Postcards From Poland (Working Press] Home from Home (Flarestack 2002), Syrena (Redbeck Press 2004) I’ll Be Back Before You Know It (Pighog Press 2009) and Everyday Angels (Waterloo Press 2009). She was co-editor of Forum Polek – Polish Women’s Forum, Poetry South and Whoosh! – Queer Writing South Anthology. Her work is widely published in magazines and much anthologized, most recently in: See How I Land – Oxford Poets & Refugees (Heaven Tree Press 2009) and Telling Tales About Dementia (Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009). Her drama Dementia Diaries was premiered in April 2009 by Lewes Live Literature at Eastbourne Festival, selling out over a four day run. She was winner of the 2009 OFF_PRESS International Creative Writing competition. Her work has been translated into French, Japanese, Polish, Romanian and Slovenian. See also South Pole website.

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