Joanna Lech (b. 1984). Poet, writer, author of the novel Tricks (Nisza 2016), and books of poetry Zapaść (Biblioteka Arterii, Łódź 2009) Nawroty (WBPiCAK, Poznań 2010) and Trans (Mikołowski Institute, Mikołów 2016). She is the winner of many literary competitions (among others: PTWK, R.M. Rilke’s, Y. Berezin’s), nominated for the Wrocław Silesius Poetry Award and the NIKE Literary Award, 2011. A scholar of the City of Krakow and the Foundation Grazella, she also acts as a columnist, among others for Ha! Art Corporation. She lives in Krakow, and in her spare time she travels compulsively, engages in photography and reads.