from the February 2017 issue
Monika Szydlowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1983 and received an MA at the University of Fine Art in Poznan in 2011. Since 2013, she has lived in Edinburgh, where she conducts art workshops with disabled people. Her primary medium is painting. She started "Na Emigracji," a series of reflections on everyday life and adventures after moving to another country, in October 2013, and published a selection in her first book, Do You Miss Your Country.
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Sean Gasper Bye is a translator, actor, and theater director, and head of humanities programming for the Polish Cultural Institute in New York. His translations of Polish fiction, drama, and reportage have been published in Words Without Borders, Continents, and In Other Words.