Ewa Elzbieta Nowakowska
Poet's Self Presentation

She is a Polish poet, essayist and translator (among others, of Alice Munro’s The View from Castle Rock, Thomas Merton’s Raids on the Unspeakable, and Ewa Lipska’s selection of poetry The New Century), author of seven poetry volumes and a book of short stories, a recipient of prestigious literary awards in Poland (including Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński Literary Prize and Krakow’s Book of the Month Prize for her collection of poems Trzy ołówki). In 2004 she was granted the second prize in the literary contest judged by Wisława Szymborska. Together with Robin Davidson she translated a selection of Ewa Lipska’s poetry entitled The New Century, published in the USA in 2009. Her poems have been translated into English, Hungarian, Spanish and Hebrew. More poems in English are available on: