Photo by Wioletta Sobieraj, 2014
Tomasz Marek Sobieraj (born 1 July 1964 in Łódź, Poland) is a poet, short story writer, essayist, art and literary critic, fine art and social documentary photographer. Sobieraj studied geography at the University of Łódź, obtaining a master's degree in hydrology, and geographic information system at the University of Lisbon. Until 1999 he lectured geography and was a specialist in GIS and demography at the Statistical Office.

Sobieraj has published literary and photographic work in relevant arts and letters magazines in Poland, i.a.: Exit, Format, Twórczość, Lamus, Odra, Krytyka Literacka, Migotania, Akant, Fraza, Pisarze, Elewator, Szafa, Myśl Polska, Tygiel; outside Poland his poetry has appeared in literary magazines: The Seventh Quarry (UK/Wales), TekstOver (Ukraine), Immagine e Poesia (Italy), KEL (USA/Korea), Dień i Noć (Russia), Shabdaguchha (USA), Raxnai-Chawder (Kurdistan/Iraq); he has had photographic work exhibited widely, including prestigious Fotoseptiembre SAFOTO in the USA (Banal Objects, 2011, Instituto Cultural de Mexico, San Antonio, TX). In 2012 he received grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In 2013 he was nominated for the 2014 Prix Pictet – The Global Award in Photography and Sustainability. His poetry has been translated into English, Russian, Spanish, Danish, Kurdish, Italian, Korean and Ukrainian.

He is the founder and editor-in-chief of "Krytyka Literacka" – arts and letters magazine.


Books
Gra (The Game, poetry), 2008
Wojna Kwiatów (The War of the Flowers, poetry), 2009
Dom Nadzoru (Panopticon, short stories, photography), 2009
Ogólna teoria jesieni (General Theory of Autumn, micronovel), 2010
Obiekty banalne (Banal Objects, photography, monodrama, essays; bilingual: PL, EN), 2011
Krawiec (The Tailor, narrative poem, drama), 2012
Za bramami Ziemi Obiecanej (Behind the Gates of the Promised Land, photography; bilingual: PL, EN), 2013
Финал Театра Креста (Finale of the Cross Theatre, poetry; bilingual: PL, RUS, translated into Russian by Andrei Bazilevski, Издательство »Вахазар«, Москва) Moscow, 2017

Anthologies
Eroticon (Eroticon, photographs, poems), 2010
Wbrew naturze (Against the Nature, short story The Turning Point), 2010

Broadsides
A View of Me From the Valley (Cross-Cultural Communications Broadside #66), New York, 2016
Grotto of Avernus (Cross-Cultural Communications Broadside #85), New York, 2016
People Without Eyelids (Cross-Cultural Communications Broadside #86), New York, 2016
Satisfaction (Cross-Cultural Communications Broadside #87), New York, 2016

Photographic essays, series, sequences
Kolosalna morda miasta (Colossal Mug of the City), 1998 – 2002
Pożądam tylko twojego ciała (I’m Only Lusting After Your Body), 2003
Enklawa – cztery fotoliryki (Enclave – Four Photopoems), 2004 – 2006
Krzyki (Cries), 2006
Masy kompozycyjne (Compositional Masses)2006
Ulica Krokodyli (The Street of Crocodiles), 2007
Eroticon (Eroticon), 2009
Obiekty banalne (Banal Objects), 2006, 2010
Za bramami Ziemi Obiecanej (Behind the Gates of the Promised Land), 2012

Translations of poetry
Hassanal Abdullah, Rodaan Al Galidi, Li Bai, Stanley H. Barkan, Helen Bar-Lev, William Blake, Constantine P. Cavafy, Lidia Chiarelli, Yoon-Ho Cho, Rita Dahl, David Day, Shalaw Habiba, Niels Hav, Peter Thabit Jones, Laozi, Milagros Lopez, Nicanor Parra, Erik La Prade, Kyung-Nyun Kim Richards, Sirkka Turkka, Sander de Vaan, Bill Wolak

External links
Tomasz Marek Sobieraj in Gallery FF (exhibition "Theatrum prefunebris", essay by K. Jurecki, 2012, bilingual: PL, EN)
Cafebabel article about T.M. Sobieraj by M. Amribd "You don't have to write poems about shit, piss or hiccups" (multilingual: EN, FR, IT, ES)
Works by T.M. Sobieraj (1998 - 2012: books, photographs, videos, essays, reviews)
"Krytyka Literacka" arts and letters magazine
Behind the Gates of the Promised Land (free e-book, bilingual: PL, EN)

Contact
Literary Agent: Witold Egerth, Editions Sur Ner, email
For purchase of limited edition archival quality prints email

All photographs except I'm only lusting after your body, Cries and Eroticon were shot on negative films.
Negatives are developed manually and scanned, pictures are not digitally manipulated.
Prints are in edition of 10, signed, titled, dated and numbered on verso by the artist.

For more information please contact tom.sobier@gmail.com