About Sasha/Contact

Sasha A. Palmer received her BA from Moscow State Linguistic University and MA in Translation Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. Sasha is the author of CONNECTED awarded 1st Place in FoFG’s 2021 Poetry Contest, and of STORYTELLING selected as winner of the international poetry contest Loneliness Project. She is the recipient of the international translation Compass Award for Russian poetry in English. Sasha’s poetry, translations and essays have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Slovo/Word, Cardinal Points and elsewhere. Sasha writes poems on commission and works as a freelance translator and proofreader/editor. Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, she currently lives in Maryland with her husband and their two children. Fun facts about Sasha: folks know her as The Happy Amateur, or Happy for short. Sasha coined the phrase “Live for the Love of it.”

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