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Franciszek Karpiński, drawing by Johann Christian Böhme, source: National Digital Library Polona

One of the most prominent poets of the Enlightenment, a precursor and a major representative of the sentimental movement in the Polish poetic tradition. Born on 4th October, 1741, died on 16th September, 1825.

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Ewa Lipska, photo: Włodzimierz Wasyluk

Polish and Bulgarian contemporary poetry will be on display to passengers of the Sofia metro for seven weeks. This project to present famous authors from both countries was a result of cooperation between the Polish Institute in Sofia and Literaturen Westnik magazine.

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Cover of the book Kapitał w słowach i obrazach (Capital in Words and Images) by Wojciech Wilczyk, 2002 / 2004, photo source: www.polishphotobook.tumblr.com

Before Wilczyk became one of the major figures in contemporary Polish photography, he belonged to a group of the most promising poets, the so-called “Brulion generation.” Kapitał w słowach i obrazach (Capital in Words and Images), published together with Krzysztof Jaworski, is the most mature and artistically interesting product of those times and that environment.

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Selected spreads from the book Kapitał w słowach i obrazach (Capital in Words and Images). Photographs: Wojciech Wilczyk, texts: Krzysztof Jaworski, graphic design: Wojciech Wilczyk, publisher: SFS Publishing Company, Kielce (Polnische Versager Verlag & Pigasus Polish Poster Gallery, Berlin), 2002 (2004).

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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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Trupa Trupa, photo: promotional materials

They record their albums in a synagogue, and draw inspiration from The Beatles, circus, and death.

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Polish poet Adam Zagajewski has won "China's Noble" - The Zhongkun International Poetry Prize. The award ceremony took place on 25 November in Beijing, China.

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International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong 2013 (IPNHK2013) will be held this year from 20 to 24 November 2013 in Hong Kong. Award-winning poet Tomasz Różycki will be representing Poland at this year’s festival.

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Marta Podgórnik, photo by Igor Omulecki / Przekrój / Forum

Her poetry is characterised by an unusually dramatic force, linguistic liveliness and inventiveness when discovering or creating new lyrical situations which arouse the reader's curiosity...

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Bolesław Leśmian, rep. Piotr Mecik / Forum

The esteemed poet, widely disregarded in his day, was born in 1877 (allegedly) in Warsaw and died in 1937.

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A true renaissance man, Jerzy Ficowski was a writer, poet, translator, scholar with a specialty in gypsy culture, expert on artists Bruno Schulz, Bolesław Leśmian and Witold Wojtkiewicz, composer of popular songs and Second World War underground soldier. Culture.pl presents this brilliant man-of-all-trades through a spectrum of his guises and accomplishments.

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Polish literature after 1989 has shown itself to be free from ideological or political goals. But has that made it more universal? Here is a brief reminder of some important events that occurred in Polish literature in the last quarter of the century.

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Wisława Szymborska would have celebrated her 90th birthday today. Recent projects look to preserve the spirit of the beloved poet

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Icchak Katzenelson (1886-1944), poet, teacher, author of plays writing in both Yiddish and Hebrew, author of the famous poem Song of the Murdered Jewish People, perished in Auschwitz in May 1944.

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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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Okładka (nid 6295801)

The talented Polish poet of the young generation joins his fellow poets from Great Britain and across Europe for a week of meetings and readings in London, Oxford, St Andrews and Edinburgh

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Wisława Szymborska reads "Metaphysics", a poem from the colletion "Here", translated by translated by Cavanagh and Barańczak, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2010

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Okładka (nid 6009051)

The work of several generations of Polish poets, fresh talent mixed in with the most established household names, all of them widely published, winners of Poland’s most prestigious literary prizes...

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Okładka (nid 5970652)

The prestigious Steinway concert hall in London presents the first of a series of concerts devoted to works of Andrzej Kurylewicz combined with a recital of poetry by Gabriela Kurylewicz, the composer's daughter...

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"Wiersze w Metrze / Poetry from Poland" in London

Poetry from Poland finds its temporary home in London. Londoners and London visitors have a unique opportunity to become acquainted with contemporary Polish poetry.

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