Sasha Dugdale is a poet, translator and editor. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently Joy (Carcanet, 2017) which was a PBS Choice. Joy’s title poem was recipient of the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2016. In the same year Sasha Dugdale received a Cholmondeley Award for her poetry. She has translated many Russian contemporary women poets, including Elena Shvarts, whose collection Birdsong on the Seabed (Bloodaxe, 2011), was a PBS Recommended Translation and shortlisted for the Popescu Prize. She is currently working on a collection of Maria Stepanova’s poems to be published by Bloodaxe in 2019. She was editor of Modern Poetry in Translation 2012-2017 and co-editor of the international anthology Centres of Cataclysm (Bloodaxe, 2016). She lives and works in Sussex.