Astra Papachristodoulou is a PhD researcher at the University of Surrey. She is a widely published poet with work featured in UK and international magazines including Ambit, Magma Poetry and Buzdokuz. Astra is the author of several pamphlets including Stargazing (Guillemot Press), and her work has been translated into Russian, Slovenian and Spanish. She is also a founder of Poem Atlas, and has curated several visual poetry exhibitions across the UK. She won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize in 2016, and her visual work has been showcased at contemporary visual exhibitions at the National Poetry Library and the Poetry Society’s Café amongst other gallery venues.