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(born in 1977)

Artistic director of the Miłosz Festival. Polish poet and actor. He lives in Gliwice and studied cultural studies at the University of Silesia. Co-founder of the Na Dziko poetry group, which was founded in 1994. His first volume of poetry titled Dzikie Dzieci (1995) brought him the prize of Czas Kultury monthly for the best poetic debut of the year. Member of the European Film Academy, Polish Writers’ Union and PEN Club. He also collaborates with Polityka magazine. He ran television programmes devoted to literature, including Czytelnia and Czytanie to Awantura in TVP Kultura. He works at Instytut Mikołowski, where he edits a poetry publishing series, as well as Arkadia literary magazine. Additionally, he is also an editor of the Litera magazine. In 2014, the artist was awarded the Kościelski Award for Dokąd bądź. His latest volume of poetry is Mediany (2018).