Literary critic and historian of literature, professor, head of the Department of Poetics and Literary Criticism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Authored or co-authored a number of books (the most recent one: Horror poeticus. Szkice, notatki (Horror poeticus. Sketches & Notes), 2012). Initiator and editor of around ten books in contemporary literature, including a series devoted to poets – from Krystyna Miłobędzka (2007) to Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki (2012). Curator of the Poznań of Poets Festival (since 2002), a member of the jury (of the Gdynia Literary Award and the Silesius Poetry Award). Regular contributor to ”Tygodnik Powszechny” weekly.