About Maria Stadnicka

Maria Stadnicka is a writer, freelance journalist and lecturer.  She started writing poetry at the age of six and published her first poems in 1995.

Between 1996 and 2003 Maria lived in Iasi and Botosani, Romania and won 12 Romanian National Prizes for poetry, as well as Porni Luceafarul… – First Prize for poetry collection and Convorbiri Literare Publishing House, T. Arghezi – First  Prize for poetry and V. Alecsandri – First Prize for poetry.

She worked as a radio and TV broadcaster, presenter and editor in chief for Radio North-East, TV Europa Nova and Radio Hit and was a member of the literary group Club 8, Romania.

In 2003, Maria moved to England and she became member of the Stroud Writers Group, Gloucestershire. She read poetry in Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Botosani, Suceava, Tg. Jiu, Sighisoara (Romania) and Abergavenny, London, Oxford, Bristol, Cheltenham, Stroud, Winchester, Stourpaine (United Kingdom).

Maria Stadnicka published poetry in:

Wienzeile (Vienna, Austria);

Convorbiri Literare, CronicaHyperion, LiterNet, LitArt, Poesis, Porni Luceafarul (Romania);

Contrafort and Discobolul (Republic of Moldova);

Angry Old Man MagazineGracious LightThe Clouds, Dissident Voice, RINF Alternative News and Media (USA);

Amaryllis, Amethyst Review, Celebrating Change, Eye Flash Poetry Journal, International Times, Who We Are (University of Gloucestershire), I am not a silent poet, Molly Bloom, Stride, Tears in the Fence, Your One Phone Call (United Kingdom);

The Ofi Press Magazine (Mexico City, Mexico);

Axon, Meniscus Literary Journal, TEXT (Australia).

Books and pamphlets:

O-Zone Friendly poetry anthology (Iasi, Romania ISBN – 973-99824-7-6, 2002);

Pamphlet 15Change and Permanence (Stroud, England, 2012);

Pamphlet 15Trust and Betrayal (Stroud, England, 2014);

– Short Story about War, poetry collection (Yew Tree Press, England, 2014 ISBN 978-0-9562038-4-7, available here);

Stroud Poets pamphlet I, poetry anthology (Yew Tree Press, England, 2016 ISBN – 978-0-9956603-0-4 available here );

Imperfect, poetry collection (Yew Tree Press and Two Wood Press, England, 2017 – 978-0-9562038-5-4 – available here and here);

Exitus, small poetry collection 2017, published by Smallminded Books, edited and printed by Rupert M. Loydell. Limited edition;

Uranium Bullets, poetry collection (Cervena Barva Press, USA, 2019).

Events:

Tears in the Fence Poetry Festival, 14th-16th September 2018, Stourpaine, Dorset. Tickets available here;

Cheltenham Poetry Festival, poetry reading, 29th April 2018, 2pm, The Strand, 40-42 High St, Cheltenham GL50 1EE. Tickets available here;

New Bohemians Cheltenham, poetry reading, 23rd March 2018, 7.30pm, Deepspaceworks Art Centre, 11 Hamilton St, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8HN;

Literature Wales, Abergavenny poetry reading, 6th March 2018, 7pm, The Hen & Chicks, Flannel Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EG;

In the Pink, poetry reading Pembroke College Oxford University, 19th February 2018, 6pm, Mary Hyde Eccles Room, Oxford, OX1 1DW;

Migration Stories – Cultural Exchange project in partnership with University of Gloucestershire, University of Winchester and SGS Stroud College, November 2017, Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire;

Tears in the Fence Poetry Festival, September 2017, Stourpaine, Dorset;

Inside / Outside Poetry Conference, May 2017, University of Winchester;

Political Valentines – The Politics Kitchen featuring SPIRO, Hattie Briggs and Jennifer Maidman Music, The Subscription Rooms Stroud, 2017;

– Stroud Book Festival 2016;

Surgery – Jay Ramsay, Stroud 2015;

Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, collaboration with Andrew Morrison, poet, University of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham Improvisors Orchestra at The Chapel, Francis Close Hall, Cheltenham, 2015;

Stroud Arts Festival, Open Studios, The Doll’s House, poetry and installations, collaboration with Rita Fenning, artist, 2014;

Poetography, Stroud 2014;

Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2012, 2013, 2014;

Blablablah Tabacco Factory Theatres Bristol, 2013;

Covent Garden Market, London, The Cards, poetry and drawings, collaboration with Lorraine Robbins, contemporary artist, 2013;

Waterstones Cheltenham, 2012.



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Photograph: © Georgiana Calinescu-Barber

‘Imperfect’ book launch, 2017, photograph ©Joss Beeley

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12 thoughts on “About Maria Stadnicka

    1. Thank you for your comments, Deb. It is so nice to hear you grew up around here. Framptonian comes from Frampton on Severn in Gloucestershire. And it is my gift of appreciation to a community of people of incredible generosity of spirit which introduced me and supported my cultural integration within the British socio-space.

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  1. I will research your books dear Maria and I will try to buy. I’m old fashion. I still buy my book with cash at Barnes and Noble book store.I wish in the USA. We need more poetry readings and loved the new and old books more.

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