Anzhelina Polonskaya was born in Malakhovka, a small town near Moscow. Since 1998, she has been a member of the Moscow Union of Writers. In 2003, Polonskaya became a member of the Russian PEN centre. In 2004 an English version of her book 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. In 2013, Paul Klee’s Boat, a bilingual edition of her latest poems, was published by Zephyr Press and shortlisted for the 2014 Best Translated Book Award and 2014 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Polonskaya has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship. The bilingual book of selected poems Schwärzer als Weiß was published in spring 2015 in Leipzig and represented at the Leipzig Book Fair and the International Poetry Day in Berlin. Her first volume of prose, Greenland, appeared in a German edition in 2016.
Moscow/Russia — Literature, Solitude fellow 2013–2015