Prof. Dariusz Tomasz Lebioda (Poland)
DARIUSZ TOMASZ LEBIODA PH. D. – Polish poet, writer, literature professor, translator, editor was born in Bydgoszcz, Poland in 1958. He was Visiting Professor of The State University of New York at Buffalo – SUNY (2002) and longtime researcher at Polish universities and colleges. He is the author of more than eighty (80) books of poetry, short stories, novels, diaries, essays, scientific monographs of European romantic poets, contemporary Polish poets (Miłosz, Herbert, Szymborskas, Różewicz) and world novelists (Faulkner, Caldwell, Golding, Singer, Murdoch, Pahmuk, Coetzee, Naipaul, Lessing, Le Clézio). He is the winner of a lot of Polish literary prizes: that of Andrzej Bursa’s Award, Stanisław Wyspiański’s Award, UNESCO Prize of International Day of Poetry, Ianicius Award and Bruno’s Award. He is the leading poet of the New Generations in Poland– poets born between 1950 and 1960. His books have been translated into many languages – English, French, German, Spanish, Armenian, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and many more. He is the guest of many world literary festivals, including those in United States, Belgium, Iraq, China, Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. From year 2015, he is the President of European Medal Of Poetry And Art – HOMER.