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Author Biographies

Małgorzata Myk, University of Lodz

Małgorzata Myk is Assistant Professor in the Department of North American Literature and Culture, University of Lodz. Author of the monograph Upping the Ante of the Real: Speculative Poetics of Leslie Scalapino (Peter Lang, 2019). Co-editor of Theory That Matters: What Practice After Theory (2013) and the special issue of Polish Journal for American Studies on technical innovation in North American Poetry (2017). The Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship recipient in the academic year 2017/18 (UCSD). Myk graduated from the Department of English, University of Orono, Maine, where she also worked for the National Poetry Foundation. She currently serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief and Content Editor of Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, published by Lodz University Press.

Mark Tardi, University of Lodz

Mark Tardi is a writer and translator whose recent awards include a PEN/Heim Translation Grant and a 2022 National Endowment for the Arts Translation fellowship. He is the author of three books, most recently, The Circus of Trust (Dalkey Archive Press, 2017), and his translations of The Squatters’ Gift by Robert Rybicki (Dalkey Archive Press) and Faith in Strangers by Katarzyna Szaulińska (Toad Press/ Veliz Books) were published in 2021. Recent writing and translations have appeared in Czas Kultury, Denver Quarterly, The Scores, Full Stop, Poetry Northwest, The Millions, Interim, Circumference, Another Chicago Magazine, Berlin Quarterly, and in the edited volumes, Odmiany Łapania Tchu (Dom Literatury w Łodzi, 2022), New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confront the Holocaust (Vallentine Mitchell, 2023), and The Experiment Will Not Be Bound (Unbound Edition Press, 2023). He is on faculty at the University of Lodz.


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2023-11-27 — Updated on 2024-01-09


How to Cite

Myk, M., & Tardi, M. (2024). Introduction. Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, (13), 7–14. (Original work published November 27, 2023)