Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało

Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało, born in 1979, is a poet and journalist, living in Wrocław, Poland. She has published six books of poetry: “Mocno poszukiwana” (“Most wanted”, 1999), “Lonty” (“Fuses”, 2001), “Gospel” (2004), “Ani mi się śni” (“No way, I will”, 2006), “Spamy miłosne” (“Spams of love” 2007) and “Nikon i Leica” (2010). She has also published two books for children: “Nochal Czarodziej” (“Nochal the Wizard”) and “O tym jak paw wpadł w staw” (“How the peacock fell into the lake”). Her poems have been translated into English, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, German, Swedish, Danish, Czech, Spanish, Serbian, Slovak, and French.
She is an author and editor of two anthologies of short stories: “Projekt mężczyzna” (“The Man Project”) and “ORWO” and a presenter of cultural programs on polish national television, where she mostly speaks about books.  Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało is widely present in anthologies of young polish poetry and she regularly publishes poems and essays in magazines. She studied cultural knowledge and she is an expert in multimedia and feminist art. She is also a teacher of creative writing courses.