Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (Poland)
Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (born in 1984 in Gdańsk, Poland) - poet, musician. Published six books: "Przeprawa" 2008, "Eine Kleine Todesmusik" 2009, "Osłabić" 2010, "Radości" 2013, "Spalanie" 2015, “Sową” 2017 in the best Polish publishing house – Biuro Literackie. Translated into English (Marek Kazmierski – “Powinni się nie urodzić / They Should Not Have Been Born” – the first trilogy of books) and German (Bernhard Hartmann – the new trilogy of books). The English book was published in 2011 by OFF Press Publishing House in Great Britain. The beneficiary of the "Artist in Residence" Scholarship (Kulturkontakt Austria, 2016). The beneficiary of the International House of Writers Graz Scholarship (2015, Austria). The beneficiary of the „Styria Artist in Residence” (2017). His poems in German were published in "Ostragehege", “Lichtungen” and “Keine Delikatessen”. Selected poems were also translated into English by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese and published in Poetry Wales. His poetry is taking part in the European Versopolis Project. Member of the music group Trupa Trupa (a band Sasha Frere-Jones from New York Times called "one of the best in the World”). Author of the script for the “Duety niestniejące” play by Theater Dada von Bzdülöw and Mikołaj Trzaska (2011). Co-author of the libretto adaption for “Madame Curie” opera by Elżbieta Sikora (2011). Created the visual installations together with Maciej Salamon and Maciej Chodziński – “Powinni się nie urodzić” (2010) and “Niech żyją nam / Nie żyją nam” (2012)