Milan Děžinský (1974) is a Czech poet and translator. He studied pedagogy of Czech and English Languages at The University of J.E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem. He is the author of six poetry collections. His latest book of poems, Obcházení ostrova (Walking Around an Island, 2017), won the Magnesia Litera Award for poetry. In 2014, he was nominated for the German-Czech Dresden Lyrics Prize and in 2016, he became the first laureate of the international Václav Burian Prize for poetry. He translates poems from English and lives in Roudnice nad Labem, where he is also engaged in politics.