Krystyna Miłobędzka (b.1932) has written plays for children as well as a monograph and a volume of essays on children’s theatre. She is the author of twelve books of poetry: Anaglify (Anaglyphs, 1960), Pokrewne (Of Kin, 1970), Dom, pokarmy (Home, Foods, 1975), Wykaz treści (List of Contents, 1984), Pamiętam (zapisy stanu wojennego) (I Remember: Writings under Martial Law, 1992), Przed wierszem. Zapisy dawne i nowe (Before the Poem: Writings Old and New, 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. Recipient of numerous awards, she was nominated for the NIKE Prize in 2006 and won the Silesius Award in 2009. In 2013 she was awarded the Silesius for Lifetime Achievement. She lives in Puszczykowo near Poznań, Poland.
Nothing More, Miłobędzka’s first full-length book in English (selected, translated and prefaced by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese; introduced by Robert Minhinnick), has been published by Arc Publications in the “Visible Poets” series.
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