Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Maria Jastrzębska
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Maria Jastrzębska was born in Warsaw, Poland and grew up in London. She studied Developmental Psychology at Sussex University and lives in Brighton.


Collections : Postcards From Poland with artist Jola Scicinska (Working Press 1991)  Home From Home (Flarestack 2002)

Syrena (Redbeck Press, 2004)

I’ll Be Back Before You Know It (Pighog Press, 2009)

Everyday Angels (Waterloo Press, 2009)



Forum Polek – Polish Women’s Forum (Grupa Publikacyjna 1988)

Poetry South (Pighog Press 2007)

Whoosh! Queer Writing South Anthology with John McCullough

(Pighog Press, 2008 )

Different and Beautiful with John McCullough (Allsorts Youth Project 2010).




The New British Poetry (Paladin 1988),

Naming The Waves Contemporary Lesbian Poetry(1988)

Serious Pleasure (Sheba 1989)

Words From The Women’s Café Word-Up (Centerprise, 1993),

As Girls Could Boast (Oscars Press, 1994),

Mustn’t Grumble (The Women’s Press,1994),

Knowing M.E (The Women’s press, 1998)

Not For The Academy Lesbian Poets (Onlywomen Press, 1999),

The Virago Book of Wicked Verse (Virago 1992)

Writing For A Change (FWWCP,1994)

Captured Voices (Victor Gollancz,1999)

Parents (Enitharmon, 2000)

Images of Women (Arrowhead 2006),

Telling Tales About Dementia ed. Lucy Whitman (Jessica Kingsley Publishers Autumn 2009)

See How I Land – Oxford Poets & Exiled Writers (Heaventree Press 2009).

Anthologia (Off_Press U.K/Poland 2010),

Poetry South East Anthology (Frogmore Press 2010)

This Island City (Spinnaker Press, 2010)

Warsaw Tales (New Europe Writers, 2010)



Selected for 5×10 Lewes Live Literature

Selected for One Heart One World International Exhibition U.S, U.K, Japan 2001

Arts Council Grant for mentoring 2009

Winner – Off_Press International Writing Competition 2009.

Prize – Troubador International Poetry Prize 2010


National tour of Dementia Diaries

following Wellcome Trust Award to Lewes Live Lit for research & development



Co-translation with Ana Jelnikar of Iztok Osojnik’s poems from Pighog Press, 2011.

Maria’s website

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