Essayist, poet, translator, academic teacher. Editor of Literatura na Świecie. He has translated the works of authors such as Walter Benjamin, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Michael Krüger. Winner of the Robert Bosch Foundation Award and the Mörike Prize. Author of volumes of poetry and essay books. His last collection of sketches, entitled Muszle w kapeluszu [Shells in a Hat], came out in 2012.