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Tomasz Różycki (Poland)

Tomasz Różycki, born in 1970, is a poet and translator. He lives in Opole. His published volumes of poetry are: Vaterland (1997), Anima (1999), Chata umaita (Country Cottage, 2001), Świat i Antyświat (World and Antiworld, 2003), Kolonie (Colonies, 2006), and the epic poem Dwanaście stacji (Twelve Stations, 2004).

His work has appeared in many periodicals and anthologies in Poland and abroad. He has won literary prizes including the K. K. Baczyński Award (1997), the Czas Kultury Prize (1997) and the Rainer Maria Rilke Award (1998). Dwanaście stacji won a prize for the best Book of the Spring 2004, awarded by the Raczyński Library in Poznań, and Świat i Antyświat was acclaimed the Best Poetry Book of 2003 in an internet poll run by Forum Krytyki Literatorium. RĂ³życki has been nominated for the Paszport Polityki (2004) and for Poland's top literary prize, the Nike Award (2005 and 2007). He won the Kościelski Foundation Prize (2004), and the literary journal Zeszyty Literackie's Joseph Brodsky Award (2006).