Anzhelina Polonskaya was born in Malakhovka, a small town near Moscow where she still lives. Her first book of verses Svetoch Moy Nebesny (My Heavenly Torch) appeared in 1993. Since then, she has published: Stikhotvoreniia (Verses), 1998; Nebo glazami riadovogo (The Sky in a Private's Eye), 1999; Golos (A Voice), 2002. A Voice was shortlisted for the 2005 Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation. Her works have been published in Moskovsky Komsomolets (poets' competition), Arguments and Facts (in memory of Galina Starovoytova), as well as Moskovsky Vestnik, Gorodskoe Review, and Poetry magazine. Her work has been translated into Dutch and Spanish.