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(born in 1966)

Literary historian, literary critic, professor at the Institute of Polish Studies of the Pedagogical University in Krakow, where he heads the Department of Contemporary Literature and Literary Criticism. Chairman of the Publishing Commission of the Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Editor-in-chief of the Rozprawy Literackie series, published under the auspices of the Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Granice wyobraźni series (published by the Pasaże publishing house). Member of the editorial board of the Konteksty. Polska Sztuka Ludowa quarterly (Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and the Council of Biuletyn Polonistyczny (Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences). Member of the Council of the Zbigniew Herbert Foundation and plenipotentiary of the Foundation’s Board of Directors (for programming). Member of the Polish PEN Club and ZAiKS Polish Society of Authors and Composers. A long-time collaborator of the “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre, where, among others, he heads the Word Anthropology Laboratory. Originator and co-organiser of the City of Poetry. Lublin Literary Meetings and the Cultural Texts and Network Animation major at the Catholic University of Lublin. Winner of the “Kamień” Poetry Award (2017). Decorated with the Medal of the 700th Anniversary of the City of Lublin (2017). Author of numerous monographs, including: Sen nożownika. O twórczości Ludwika Stanisława Licińskiego (2001), Pęknięty płomień. O pisarstwie Tadeusza Micińskiego (2006), Modernizm: ciemny nurt. Studia z dziejów poezji (2011), Ryszard Krynicki. Monografia w toku (2015), Nokturny (z dziejów wyobraźni poetyckiej) (2018) as well as books about the literature of the last decades: Wiersze na wietrze (szkice, notatki) (2008), Zamiar ze słów (szkice, notatki) (2011), as well as Rachunek strat. Poezja – krytyka – lektura (2016). Originator and editor-in-chief of the stronypoezji.pl website.