born 1974 in Warsaw, completed his studies in Krakow and is now based in Brzeg and working in Wrocław. He has published the following books of poems: Nikt z przydomkiem (A Nobody with an Alias, 2003), Albedo (2006) and, most recently, NeoNoe (2009). He is a culture animator, co-founder of the Living Poets Society in Brzeg and the Art and Literature Society “Metasfora” in Katowice, editor-in-chief of the literary journal Red., coordinator of numerous projects, both local, regional, national and international. He is a critic and publicist; as a regular contributor to the Odra monthly he writes a blog at http://jurodiwy-pietruch.blog.pl and edits the website www.poecidlatybetu.pl. In his own estimate, since starting high school he has travelled around 400,000 kilometres courtesy of the Polish State Railway.