art by tatiana tulskaya
Ilona Lagowski-Timoszuk was born 1975, in Warsaw, Poland during the height of Communist reign. Her father relocated the family to the USA, opening the first doors to Ilona's creative possibilities - freedom of speech.
Growing up in Boston's inner city, it was through her writing that Ilona bloomed, publishing her first poem at sixteen.
Ilona is currently a graduate student at University of Manchester, UK, where she is completing her Master's in Creative Writing.
Ilona's writing has been featured on the BBC's Rogue Scholar, Words-Myth Literary Magazine, Loch Raven Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Lunatic Chameleon, Andwerve, The Write Side Up, and Laura Hird. In June 2006, Ilona won first place in the poetry competition hosted by Poetrywars.com.
Ilona presently resides in Manchester, UK.