Born in 1977 in Kezmarok, Slovakia. At the moment lives in Poprad, north Slovakia.
Studied at the Dominik Tatarka Grammar School (gymnázium) in Poprad, Slovakia. Graduated from English Linguistics and Literature at the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia. Also studied at the University of Brighton, United Kingdom.
Currently works as a teacher of English language at the Slovak-German bilingual grammar school in Poprad.
Some of her English poems were published in the poetry anthologies issued by the International Library of Poetry (publications entitled Nature's Echo, 2001; Under a Quicksilver Moon, 2002).
Some of her both English and Slovak poems were published in an outline of Slovak and world literarure (Sprievodca dielami slovenskej a svetovej literatury, vyber C, Enigma 2000).
There was also a collection of poems by a Slovak poet, Milan Kovac, translated to English by Penelope Toomey (Music Through Words II, 2000). Another Kovac's collection of poems, entitled Korama, was translated by her and published in March 2004.
Her first collection of poems entitled "From The Cave Of My Nick" was published in April 2003.
Penelope Toomey featured in the second issue of the literary journal Absinthe - New European Writing (published in the USA) in the summer 2004. This way she drew attention of the organizers of the Prague Poetry Festival where she participated in May 2004. In October 2004 her poetry (featuring Slovak poems only) went out in form of a two-part book which she shared with another Slovak author, Lucia Balagova, called Obrazy/Basne, ktorymi ktosi pise o mne.
In the early spring 2005 the Czech literary journal Prague Literary Review published her translation of short philosophical texts by Robo Gal (Prague-based philosopher) titled Naked Thought.
In the last weekend of May 2005 Penelope together with the owners of a Poprad cafe called Groteska organized a reading followed by a live concert featuring Phil Shoenfelt, the Prague-based English writer and musician, where some extracts from his novel Junkie Love were read out both from the original and the Czech version of the book.
Penelope Toomey is to take part in the ARS POETICA festival in Bratislava in November 2005.
All the poetry is published under the pseudonym Penelope Toomey. The author started to write in the summer 1999, when animating the long hot days away in one of the resort hotels in Rhodes, the Greek island. She has found her prime inspiration in the work of Anthony Burgess, an English postpodern novelist. Her other muse stimulant is music.
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