born 1964 in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. He has busied himself with vagabondage, love, football and odd jobs (including custodial, construction, working at the Nowotko Steel Mill – he broke the record in the Large Rolling Mill for absenteeism). He worked for the Polish Radio, and currently runs an Internet radio. He has published several poetry volumes, the most recent of which were issued by Znak: the collection I ja pobiegłem w tę mgłę [And I ran into this fog] (2004) and Kra [Ice Float] (2005), collections of newspaper columns, books for children and the novel Życie, a zwłaszcza śmierć Angeliki de Sancé [Life and Particularly Death of Angelika de Sancé] (2008). Winner of numerous awards, including the Georg Trakl Award (1994), The Kościelscy Award (1998) and the Czesław Miłosz Award (2000).