Born on the 8th of October, 1945 in Krakow, is a Polish poet, columnist and editor. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. She is a member of the PEN Club, as well as the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 1989 she was one of the founding members of the Polish Writers’ Association. In the 1990s, the artist lived in Vienna and worked at the Polish Embassy, as well as ran the Polish Institute. Additionally, she won many prestigious literary awards and distinctions, including the Andrzej Bursa Prize, the Kościelski Award and the PEN Club Prize. Her poems have been translated into many languages and they enjoy recognition of the readers and critics alike. The poet started publishing her pieces in 1964, debuting three years later with a volume of poetry titled Wiersze (“Poems”), which, together with poems by Rafał Wojaczek, announced the New Wave. The artist lives and creates in Krakow.
fot. K. Dubiel