Agnieszka Stachura

Agnieszka Stachura is a Duke University graduate who has adopted North Carolina as her permanent home. Her work has appeared in Fifth Wednesday Journal, Damselfly Press, The Broken Plate, Prime Number, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Minerva Rising, Prick of the Spindle, Swink, Southern Women’s Review, Passages North and The Sun, among other publications.

Personal Essay



  • EulogyThe Broken Plate
  • “Hunger” Southern Women’s Review
  • “Unappreciated Knitting” Minerva Rising
  • “Rapunzel” Damselfly Press


  • Duke University Masters’ in Liberal Studies Class of 2012 student commencement speaker
  • Top Twenty-five Finalist, January 2011 Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award, for “The Edge of the Known World”
  • Finalist, 2010 River Styx Schlafly Beer MicroFiction Contest, for “As Seen on TV”
  • Second Place, 2008 Tiny Lights Personal Essay Contest, for “Sto lat”
  • Finalist, 2007 Tiny Lights Personal Essay Contest, for “White Christmas”