Born and raised in London, Maria Castro Dominguez is the author of two poetry books. “A face in the crowd” which is her 2016 erbacce-press prize winning collection and “A Cuatro Manos” (Four Hands) co-authored with Jacobo Valcárcel.
Her poems have appeared in numerous journals such as Retort, Expound, Knot Magazine, Blaze Vox, The Argotist, Lakeview International, Harbinger Asylum, Black Mirror Magazine, Message in a Bottle, Carillon, The Tower Journal, Bareknuckle Poet (online and in their first print anthology), Apogee, StepAway, Of/with, London Grip. She has flash fiction published in Out of the Gutter and Friday Flash Fiction.
She lives presently in Gran Canaria where she works as a freelance writer teacher, translator, and proofreader. She holds a Bachelor´s degree in English philology from the UNED.
Her love of poetry has been a constant throughout her life. She aims to transform the familiar into the new through her poetry. Her poetic influences have been Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Imagist poets, Les Murray, Tomas Tranströmer, Pablo Neruda and many more.