Poet, translator, essayist, literary scholar, academic teacher. Specialises in the history of English and American literature, and literary theory. He is also a translator from English (Wendell Berry, William Blake, Allen Ginsberg, Seamus Heaney, Robinson Jeffers, Thomas Merton, Jerome Rothenberg; he also translated the texts of John Lennon, Jim Morrison and Peter Sinfield). Member of the Committee on Literature Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and of the Presidium of the Central Council of Higher Education. Regular columnist of Tygodnik Powszechny, he has also published in magazines and newspapers such as: Brulion, Gazeta Wyborcza, Odra, Res Publica Nowa. For years now, he has been working with double bass player and music composer Bogdan Mizerski, creating essays for vocals and double bass.