Zofia Bałdyga

Zofia Bałdyga (1987, Warsaw) is a Prague based poet and translator. She has published four collections of poetry, Passe-partout (2006), Współgłoski (2010), Kto kupi tak małe kraje (2017) and Klimat kontynentalny (2021). Her first collection written in Czech will be published in late 2023. She holds MA from Southern and Western Slavonic Studies at the University of Warsaw and is currently enrolled in social and pastoral work BA study program at the Faculty of Evangelical Theology, Charles University. She writes in Polish and Czech. She translates contemporary Czech and Slovak poetry into Polish (Milan Děžinský, Kamil Bouška, Jana Bodnárová, Marie Iljašenko, Jan Škrob, anthologies of Slovak and Czech female poets Sąsiadki [Neighbors]). In 2021 she was awarded the Literatura na Świecie prize in the category for emerging translators. Bałdyga also works as volunteer with refugees.

She was selected by our sister organisation to take part in the EFFEA project in 2023