Krzysztof Siwczyk – born 1977. Poet, literary reviewer, occasionally an actor. Author of poetry volumes:
Dzikie dzieci [Wild Children] (Świadectwo, Bydgoszcz 1995)
Emil i my [Emil and We] (Czarne, Gładyszów 1999),
Wiersze dla palących [Poems for Smokers] (Instytut Mikołowski, Mikołów 2001),
Dane dni [The Days Given] (Port Legnica, Legnica 2001),
Zdania z treścią [Sentences with Content] (Biuro Literackie Port Legnica, Legnica 2003),
W państwie środka [In the Country of the Centre] (Biuro Literackie, Wrocław 2005),
List otwarty [Open Letter] (1995-2005) ( Biuro Literackie, Wrocław 2006, collected poems)
Centrum likwidacji szkód [The Centre for Claims Adjustment] (Biuro Literackie, Wrocław 2008),
Koncentrat [Concentrate] (WBPiCAK, Poznań 2010),
Gdzie indziej jest teraz [Elsewhere It Is Now] (WBPiCAK, Poznań 2011, selection of poems),
Gody [The Wedding] (WBPiCAK, Poznań 2012r),
>Dokąd bądź [Anywhere] (Wydawnictwo a5, Kraków 2014)
and literary criticism books:
Ulotne obiekty ataku [Fleeting Objects of Attack] ( Instytut Mikołowski, Mikołów, 2010),
Kinkiety w piekle [Hell’s Sconces] (Instytut Mikołowski, Mikołów 2012).
Two books have been published in translation to German and Slovenian:
Im Reich der Mitte (Edition Erata, Lipsk 2007)
Privec videnja (Založba Pivec, Maribor 2012).
In 2015, French publisher GREGES will publish a large selection of poems, translated by Isabelle Macor-Filarska.
Winner of the Czas Kultury (1995) award for best debut of the year, the Fundacja Kultury (1999) award, nominated for the Silesius (2011) award, winner of the Kościelski Award (2014). His poems have been published in all the important literary magazines in the country, as well as abroad (Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Canada, France, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria). They can also be found in poetry anthologies: Macie swoich poetów [You Have Your Poets] (1996 and 1997), Antologia współczesnej poezji polskiej [An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Poetry] (2000), 14.44 (2000), Das Unsichtbare Lieben-Neue Polnische Lyrik (1998), Akslop (Słowenia, 2005), Vingt-quatre poetes polonais [Twenty-Four Polish Poets] (Murmure, France 2003). He starred in the title role in the film Wojaczek (1999), directed by Lech Majewski, for which he was nominated for the European Film Award (Paris, 2000). He appeared in Bluesmani (dir. Adam Sikora, 2000), and the multigenerational project Czuję głód [I Feel Hunger] (dir. Paweł Bogocz, 2008). Together with director Adam Sikora, he completed the film Wydalony [Exiled], based on motifs from Samuel Beckett’s work, in which he played the main role. The film was premiered at the New Horizons International Film Festival in Wrocław in 2010. Member of the Polish Writers’ Association and the Pen Club. Works with Polityka and Tygodnik Powszechny magazines. He was the co-host of the television program about books “Czytelnia” [“The Reading Room”] and “Czytanie to Avantura” [“Reading Is a Ruckus”] on TVP KULTURA. He works in the Mikołowski Institute, where he is the editor of a poetry series, as well as the literary magazine Arkadia. He was the editor of the poetry department in the magazine Litera. He lives in Gliwice.
Pic. Tomasz Tomaszewski