translated by Paweł Kozioł
Maria Cyranowicz, born 1974, poet and literary critic, she graduated Polish language studies at Warsaw University, author of five poetry books neutralizacje ( Warsaw 1997), i magii nacja (Kraków 2001), piąty element to fiksja (Warsaw 2004), psychodelicje (Warsaw 2006), denpresja (Warsaw 2009).
Ola Bilińska, born 1986, singer, songwriter and translator, student at the English Literature Department of Warsaw University. She is currently writing her MA thesis on the influence of music, sound and performance on the poetry of G.M. Hopkins, T.S. Eliot and Dylan Thomas. In an attempt to put theory into practice, she writes song lyrics and translates for other bands, most recently for Pustki.
Ola sings in Płyny, an urban-folk band from Warsaw, and Muzyka Końca Lata, a group of nostalgic neo-bigbeaters, while slowly working on her own stage project involving poetry, music and image.