Sasha Dugdale was born in Sussex in 1974. She is a poet, translator and editor and has published four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Joy (Carcanet, 2017). Joy was a PBS Winter Choice and the collection is named after her long poem ‘Joy’ which won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2016. She translates poetry and plays from Russian and has worked with theatres across the UK and US on new productions of contemporary Russian drama. Her poetry translations were shortlisted for the Rossica and Popescu Prizes. She is currently working on translations of Maria Stepanova’s poems for publication by Bloodaxe in 2019. She is a former editor of Modern Poetry in Translation and co-editor of the international anthology Centres of Cataclysm (Bloodaxe, 2016).