Maria Jastrzębska was born in Warsaw, Poland and came to the U.K as a child. She co-founded Queer Writing South with John McCullough and has co-edited various anthologies such us Queer in Brighton with Anthony Luvera (New Writing South 2014). She has published four collections and several pamphlets, including At The Library of Memories (Waterloo Press 2013) and The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingénue (Cinnamon Press/Liquorice Fish 2018). She co-translated Elsewhere by Iztok Osojnik (Pighog 2011) with Ana Jelnikar and Justyna Bargielska’s The Great Plan B (Smokestack 2017). Her work is widely anthologised including Hallelujah for 20 foot Women (Bloodaxe), Wretched Strangers (Boiler House Press 2018) and features in the British Library project Between Two Worlds. She is a Poetry School tutor. Her poem The Subsongs of Crow, written for the collaborative project Snow Q and published in Poetry Wales, was Highly Commended in the Forward Poetry Prize 2019.