Krystyna Dąbrowska

Poland


For me, writing is looking for signs that the world provides, signs hidden in human faces, in their stories as well as in events from my own life.

Krystyna Dąbrowska

Krystyna Dąbrowska (born in 1979) studied graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She translates poetry from English (including the work of W.C. Williams, W.B. Yeats, Thomas Hardy and Thom Gunn) and writes radio plays. She has produced three collections of poetry, Biuro podróży (“Travel Agency” 2006), Białe krzesła (“White Chairs”, 2012) and Czas i przesłona (“Time and Aperture”, 2014), for the second of which she and Łukasz Jarosz were jointly awarded the Wisława Szymborska Prize. The same collection also prompted the jury at the Kościelski Foundation to award Dąbrowska their annual prize for emerging writers in 2013. In their justification for their decision they emphasized that here we have “poetry that is sensitive to ephemeral aspects of our everyday life and to intensely felt emotions, and that pinpoints everything about our existence that is left unsaid, passed over in silence, or involves an inexpressible search for its hidden meanings”.

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