Anzhelina Polonskaya was born in Malakhovka, a small town near Moscow.
Since 1998, she has been a member of the Moscow Union of Writers and in 2003, Polonskaya became a member of the Russian PEN-centre. In 2004 an English version of her book, entitled “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. Polonskaya has published translations in many of the leading world poetry journals, including World Literature Today, Descant, Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Review UK, The Ameircan Poetry Review, and International Poetry Review, Boulevar , The Iowa Review, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, The Journal, Poetry Daily, AGNI, etc.
In October 2011 the “Oratorio-Requiem” Kursk, whose libretto consists of ten of Polonskaya’s poems had debut at the Melbourne Arts Festival. « Paul Klee’s Boat» a bilingual edition of her latest poems has just been published by Zephyr Press. Anzhelina Polonskaya has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship and a Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers at the Columbus State university in Georgia for 2013.
Polonskaya’s work has also been translated into Dutch, Slovenian, Latvian, Spanish and other languages . Polonskaya continúes to live and work in Malakhovka, where she is preparing a new volume of poetry for publication.