Author Polina Cosgrave

Polina Cosgrave is a Russian-born writer based in Ireland. Polina was born in Volgograd, Russia in 1988. She earned a degree in Linguistics as a teacher of English and French in Volgograd State Pedagogical University at the Chair of International Communication. Polina’s diploma thesis The Linguistic Phenomenon Of Fear In Stephen King’s Novels won the first prize at the University’s 63rd conference. Her work in Russian was featured on Echo of Moscow radio station, Russia-K channel and the website Polutona. Polina’s publications in Russian include poems in Aloud, Poems About Ourselves, (Ridero, Moscow, 2016), Pashnya, Almanac (CWS, Moscow, 2016), Lost Poetry Front 6 (Volgograd, 2017), Lost Poetry Front 7 (Volgograd, 2018) and her short story Ivan’s Choice in the short story anthology Twist On The Sprat Can (Eksmo, 2019). Her debut poetry collection My Name Is was published by Dedalus Press. She is featured in the Forward Prizes Book of Poetry 2022. Polina is a recipient of Arts Council Ireland Literature Bursary Award for 2021. Her work appeared in a number of journals and anthologies, including Local Wonders (Dedalus Press, 2021) and Writing Home: New Irish Poets (Dedalus Press, 2019). In March 2022 Polina translated Kevin’s poem ‘The Book of War’ into Russian.