Maria Surricchio is originally from the UK. A life-long lover of poetry, she began writing in 2020 after a long marketing career. Pushcart-nominated, her work has been published, and is forthcoming, in Pirene's Fountain, Poet Lore, The Comstock Review, Lily Poetry Review, Rust & Moth, I-70 Review, The Café Review and elsewhere. She has a BA in Modern Languages from Cambridge University and is an MFA candidate at Pacific University.