Krystyna Miłobędzka was born in Margonin, Poland, in 1932. She has written plays for children. As a scholar of children's theatre she has published a monograph and a volume of essays. She is an author of twelve books of poetry: Anaglify (Anaglyphs, 1960), Pokrewne (Of Kin, 1970), Dom, pokarmy (Home, Foods, 1975), Wykazy treści (Lists of Contents, 1984), Pamiętam (I Remember, 1992), Przed wierszem (Before the Poem, 1994), Imiesłowy (Participles, 2000), Wszystkowiersze (Omnipoems, 2000), Przesuwanka (Shifting Rhyme, 2003), Po krzyku (After a Shout, 2004), gubione (one by one lost, 2008) and Dwanaście wierszy w kolorze (Twelve Poems in Colour, 2012). Her collected Zbierane 1960-2005 (Gathered 1960-2005) appeared in 2006, and zbierane, gubione (gathered, lost) in 2010. Her 'collected' appeared in 2006 and in 2010. Recipient of numerous awards, she has been nominated for the NIKE Prize in 2006 and won the Silesius Award in 2009, and again in 2013 for Lifetime Achievement. She lives in Puszczykowo near Poznań.