About Maria Stadnicka

Maria Stadnicka is a writer and freelance journalist based in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Between 1996 and 2003 Maria lived in Iasi and Botosani, Romania and won 12 Romanian National Prizes for poetry, including Porni Luceafarul… First Prize for poetry collection and Convorbiri Literare Publishing House First prize for poetry collection, T. Arghezi – 1st Prize for poetry and V. Alecsandri – First Prize for poetry.

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

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

Maria Stadnicka’s published work is available on paper and online in:

Wienzeile (Vienna, Austria);

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

Contrafort and Discobolul (Republic of Moldova);

Angry Old Man MagazineGracious LightDissident Voice, Dispatches Poetry Wars, RINF Alternative News and Media, The Clouds (USA);

Amaryllis, Amethyst Review, Celebrating Change, Eye Flash Poetry Journal, Ink, Sweat & Tears, International Times, Who We Are (University of Gloucestershire), I am not a silent poet, Mary Evans Picture LibraryMolly Bloom, The Poets’ Republic, Stride, Tears in the Fence, The Journal, Your One Phone Call (United Kingdom);

The Ofi Press Magazine (Mexico City, Mexico);

Axon, Meniscus Literary Journal, TEXT (Australia).


Published 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, UK, 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;

The Unmoving, poetry collection (Broken Sleep Books, 2018, UK). Available here;

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



Evenfall, Andrew Heath, album launch, 21st September 2018, The Old Church, London. Tickets available here;

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

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 25th August 2018, 2pm, The Poets’ Republic, Scottish Poetry Library, Ebinburgh;

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. Tickets available at the venue;

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.

Follow on Twitter: @MariaStadnicka

Copyright notice: © Maria Stadnicka, 2007-2018. All Rights Reserved.

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Photograph: © Georgiana Calinescu-Barber

‘Imperfect’ book launch, Black Book Cafe, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, 2017. Photograph ©Joss Beeley, 2017.

Reading, Al-Mutanabbi Street Project, Univ. of Glos., with Cheltenham Improvisers Orchestra. Francis Close Hall Chapel

Reading Pembroke College Oxford University, 2018 (Maria Stadnicka and composer Janet Davey)

Reading @ Scottish poetry Library, Edinburgh Fringe, 2018

Maria Stadnicka, Hugh McMillan, Stuart Paterson, Edinburgh Fringe, 2018


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.


  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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