Krystyna Dąbrowska (born in 1979) is a poet, essayist and translator. She is the author of four poetry books: Biuro podróży (Travel Agency, 2006), Białe krzesła (White Chairs, 2012), Czas i przesłona (Time and Aperture, 2014), Ścieżki dźwiękowe (Soundtracks, 2018). In 2013 she won two of the most prestigious Polish literary prizes: the Wisława Szymborska Award and the Kościelski Award, and in 2019 – the Literary Award of the Capital City of Warsaw. Her poems have been translated into nineteen languages. They have appeared in many literary journals in Poland and abroad, including Harper’s Magazine, Ploughshares, Modern Poetry in Translation, AGNI, Po&sie, Revista Crátera, Akzente, Sinn und Form, and Manuskripte. Book-length collections of her poems have been published in Italian, German, and Swedish, and are forthcoming in Portuguese and English (Zephyr Press, due 2022).
Her translations include the poetry of W. C. Williams, Thom Gunn, Charles Simic, Kim Moore, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and Louise Glück.
She lives and works in Warsaw.