Ewa Lipska is a Polish poet from the generation of the Polish "New Wave." She was born in Cracow in 1945. Her poems often take place in a surrealistic dream space. Imagination seems to represent the only hope for the protagonists of her poems to gain their freedom and to escape from a real world that is full, above all, of danger. Collections of her verse have been translated into English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German, and Hungarian. She lives in Vienna and Cracow.