Krystyna Dąbrowska

Krystyna Dąbrowska

Krystyna Dąbrowska (b. 1979, Poland) is a poet, essayist and translator. She graduated from the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Author of four poetry books: Biuro podróży (Travel Agency, Zielona Sowa, 2006), Białe krzesła (White Chairs, WBPiCAK, 2012), Czas i przesłona (Time and Aperture, Znak, 2014), Ścieżki dźwiękowe (Soundtracks, Wydawnictwo a5, 2018).

In 2013 she won two of the most prestigious Polish literary prizes: the Wisława Szymborska Award and the Kościelski Award. Her poems have been translated into English, German (Austausch der Fenster, Edition Thanhäuser, 2018), Italian (La faccia del mio vicino, Valigie Rosse, 2017), Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Greek, French, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Lithuanian and Chinese. They appear regularly in literary magazines in Poland and abroad, including Harper’s Magazine, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, Akzente, Sinn und Form, and Manuskripte. Her translations include the poetry of W. C. Williams, W. B. Yeats, Thomas Hardy, Thom Gunn, Charles Simic, and Kim Moore, as well as selected letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.

She lives and works in Warsaw.