Poet Michał Sobol was born in 1970. Since 1998 he has been living at Zabierzów Bocheński on the edge of the Niepołomice Forest, and he now works several times a week at the library in a monastery. He is a graduate of philosophy and the history of the Church. He debuted in his thirties with the book Lamentacje (Lamentations) for which he received the Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna Award for the best book debut in 2001. He subsequently published Działania i chwile (Actions and Moments, 2007) and Naturalia (Naturals, 2010). The interest of critics and readers alike increased along with the publication of the book Pulsary (Pulsars, 2013), for which the poet obtained the Literary Award of the Town of Radom and in 2014 was nominated for the Wisława Szymborska Poetry Award, and the Gdynia Literary Award.
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