Alexandra Strnad read English at the University of Cambridge, and graduated with a Master’s in Creative Writing, with Distinction, from the University of Oxford. A dual Czech-British national, she lived in Prague for several years, where she studied Czech at Charles University. She was the 2014 Winner of the Jane Martin Poetry Prize, and a 2016 Winner of the Oxford University Parallel Universe Poetry Competition. Her first poetry pamphlet, H is for Hadeda, was published by Poetry Salzburg, University of Salzburg, in 2017. Her second poetry pamphlet, Pilgrims, was published by Eyewear Publishing in 2018. Her debut poetry collection will be published by Eyewear in 2021.
Alexandra’s poems have been published in the following: Oxford Poetry, Ambit, Other Poetry, Wasafiri, Southword, Tears in the Fence, The Frogmore Papers, Ink, Swear & Tears, The Oxonian Review, Blackbox Manifold, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Kindling, The Cadaverine, The Moth, ASH, Ariadne’s Thread, The Best New British and Irish Poets’ (Eyewear Publishing 2018), The Mays Anthology, Flight: An Anthology of Poetry in Response to the Refugee Crisis, Oxford Student PEN (2016), and various editions of The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual.