Piotr Matywiecki (born in 1943) – studied Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw. In 1980 – 1989 he was an activist of the “Solidarity”, both openly and underground. Released over a dozen volumes of poetry. In 2009, the artist published a collection of his poetry titled Torn Covers [Zdarte okładki]. Author of an anthology of Polish poetry from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, released in 1997 under the title From the Beginning [Od początku]. In 1994 he released Border Stone [Kamień graniczny], a book devoted to philosophical, historiosophical and sociological contemplations regarding the Holocaust. In 2007 he published Tuwim’s Face [Twarz Tuwima], an essayist monograph of life, personal myth and lyricism of this poet. In 2010, he released his volume of essays titled Two Breaths. Sketches on Jewish and Christian Identity [Dwa oddechy. Szkice o tożsamości żydowskiej i chrześcijańskiej], and three years later he released Thoughts to Words. Sketches About Poetry [Myśli do słów. Szkice o poezji]. In 2014 he published Consciousness [Świadomość], a philosophical and poetic essay. He works as a literary critic and essayist for the most important Polish literary magazines, collaborates with the literary department of the Polish Radio Program 2 and other programmes of public broadcasters. Member of the Polish PEN Club and Association of Polish Writers. Laureate of many literary awards, including the Polish PEN-Club award, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Gdynia Prize, Silesius Award, Kamień Prize, and a three-time nominee to the Nike Literary Award.