Described as ‘one of the most original poets of her generation’ (Paul Batchelor, Guardian), Sasha Dugdale’s most recent collection of her own poems, Joy was published by Carcanet in August 2017 and is a PBS Choice. A highly regarded translator, she has published two collections of translations of Russian poetry. The most recent, Birdsong on the Seabed, (Bloodaxe) by Elena Shvarts, was a PBS choice and shortlisted for the Popescu and Academica Rossica Translation Awards. She set up the Russian New Writing Project with the Royal Court Theatre and the British Council in the 1990’s, and has since translated many new plays for the Court, the RSC and other theatre companies. Sasha was editor of MPT from 2012 until 2017.