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Okładka (nid 5465244)

Poet. He was born on March 15th 1903, and was killed on September 9th 1939 in Lublin.

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Tadeusz Borowski, photo: Benedykt Jerzy Dorys / www.polona.pl

Poet, prose writer, publicist. He was born in 1922 in Żytomierz in CCCP, and died tragically in 1951 in Warsaw. He was a prisoner of Auschwitz and Dachau.

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Julia Fiedorczuk, photo courtesy of Katarzyna Marcinkiewicz / Dom Kreatywny

Poet, translator, literary critic popularizing the idea of ecopoetry. She was born on 23 March 1975 in Warsaw, where she is still based.

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Paulo Leminski, photo: from the poet's family archive

Brazilian poet and writer of Polish descent. Born on 24th August, 1944, in Curitiba, capital of the state of Paraná in southern Brazil, died there on 7th June, 1989.

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Rejzl Żychlińska, archival photo

A poet writing in Yiddish. She was born on the 27th of July 1919 in Gąbin, Mazovia, and died on the 13th of June 2001 in Concord in the USA.

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Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, reproduction by: Andrzej Szypowski/East News

Poet. Born on the 22nd of January 1921 in Warsaw, died on the 4th of August 1944 in the Warsaw Uprising

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Wisława Szymborska was known throughout the world through her poetry, referred to as the "Mozart of poetry" by the Nobel committee who gave her the prize in 1996.

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Tytus Czyżewski, "Portret Brunona Jasieńskiego" / "Portrait of Bruno Jasieński", 1920, oil, canvas, photography: courtesy of the Museum of Art in Łódź

Poet, prose writer, playwright. Born on 17 July 1901 in Klimontów near Sandomierz, died tragically, most probably executed on 17 September 1938 and buried in Butowo near Moscow.

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Marcin Cecko; source: Krzysztof Jarzębski / East News

A poet, playwright, photographer, visual artist, and performer; he has long been working on the intersection of various artistic forms promoting the idea of interdisciplinary art.

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Okładka (nid 6022319)

Polish poet Grzegorz Bruszewski, who oragnises a regular monthly poetry slam in Warsaw, performs in Birmingham at "Dice Slam", a truly unique event bringing together an astounding number of top international performance poets and an absurd set of rules...

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Okładka (nid 5946551)

The works of Poland's most significant concrete poet and artist are on show as part of the Beginningend. Concept-shapes. Concrete poetry. Works from the years 1967-2007 show at Berlin's Guardini Gallery...

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Ernest Bryll. Photo by Grzegorz Press/Polityka/Reporter/East News

Poet, writer, playwright, journalist, film critic, and a former diplomat and Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Ireland (1991-95). Born in Warsaw on the 1st of March 1935. Ernest Bryll is also a translator of Irish, Czech, and Yiddish, songwriter ("Peggy Brown" and "A te skrzydła połamane"/"And those broken wings") and member of the Polish Writers' Association.

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Jerzy Górzański, photo: Włodzimierz Wasyluk

His long career in poetry debuted with metaphoric gluttony in his youth and moved into the ironic and playful before settling into existential, subdued, and sometimes even grotesque, themes.

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Lech J. Majewski on the film set of The Mill and the Cross, Katowice, November 21, 2008, photograph by: Maksymilian Rigamonti/Reporter/East News

Film director, screenwriter, producer, poet, novelist, painter, and theatre and opera director. His artistic journey is truly characterised by diversity.

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Marek Grechuta, photo: Marek Karewicz/EAST News

A singer, songwriter, composer and poet, he is widely considered one of the most original artists of Polish popular music.

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Antoni Słonimski

Poet, playwright, publicist and satirist; he drew political cartoons and took an interest in the graphic arts. He was an important authority figure for the Polish intelligentsia.

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Roman Brandstaetter

A Poet, novelist, playwright, publicist, and dramatist; he took an active interest in literary discussion and history.

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Poet, satirist and translator; author of popular works for children. He was a lawyer specialized in copyright law.

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Jacek Dehnel, photo: Lech Gawuc / REPORTER/East News

Poet, writer and translator from English into Polish and Russian; he has also translated songs written to music by Astor Piazzola.

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Tomasz  Różycki, photo: Elżbieta Lempp

Poet, essayist, translator from the French language; winner of the 2004 Kościelski Award, nominated for the 2007 Nike Literary Award.

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