Biography

Grażyna Wojcieszko was born in 1957 in the city of Bydgoszcz. She lives between  Brussels and Bory Tucholskie in rural Poland.

Grażyna Wojcieszko is among the foremost of the contemporary poets presently emerging in Poland. She is a widely translated author of numerous publications, short stories and poetry collections, three of which have been published in France (Éditions Caractères), translated by Alain van Crugten. Her poetry book ‘The tram dream’ was published in English (translation Sarah Luczaj), and poems from this collection were translated into Swedish by Jurek Hirschberg and published in the Swedish literary journal SueciaPolonia. The collection ‘Les abattoirs de Bruxelles’ was nominated for Silesius 2008, a Polish poetry award.

The collection ‘Zaklinanie’ (Incantation) triumphed at Polish poetry awards in 2016, winning the Grand Prix Strzelin 2016, and one of the 10 best in the Tymoteusz Karpowicz competition.

She has taken part in the judging of numerous Polish poetry competitions. Together with the musician Adam Prucnal she created a musical and poetry collaboration. Since 2005 she has worked closely with the Dworek Białoprądnicki Cultural Centre in Cracow, where she co-organises writing workshops.

Between 2013 and 2015 she was Chairman of the Association of Graduate Students of SLA (Literary – Artistic Studies) at the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland – the leading creative writing postgraduate school in Poland. Since 2017 she is the Chairman of the czAR(T) Krzywogońca Fundation. Creativity Base – a place for meeting and artistic work.

University diplomas : 2005 Jagiellonian University Cracow, Poland, Faculty of Polish Studies, (Literary -Artistic Studies); 1987 University Paris 6, France, (Artificial Intelligence); 1985 University Paris 11, France (Computer Science), 1981 Academy of Technology and Agriculture, Bydgoszcz, Poland (Telecommunication).