A concrete poet, regarded as one of the outstanding artists of his generation. His verse is thoroughly laconic and contains a great deal of irony towards the world.
Sendecki is regarded as one of the outstanding artists of his generation. From the very beginning, he has been associated with "bruLion". His first book, From On High was published by this magazine.
He would agree with Tadeusz Różewicz that "the reduced world/ is always /very concentrated". Sendecki's verse is thoroughly laconic. It contains a great deal of irony towards the world and a cool restraint in regard to the poet's own work. There are hardly any gestures addressed to the reader, or designed to make the inner world of the verse more accessible, encouraging or comfortable. The works are undercut from within by a sardonic aversion to all identification or familiarity.
The crystalline verse sparkles with fragments of a social panorama. Sendecki's earlier verse, in particular, expressed his views on the state of spiritual disintegration and aridity that marked the end of communism and the beginnings of the new order. Sendecki won fame for his poem This Time There Will Be No Victims.
Sendecki comes across as an ethical maximalist who is wounded by the imperfections and vacancy of existing ways of thinking. The poet attempts a precise and economical description of the distance between expression and sense, desire and fulfilment, existence and essence, greatness and smallness. He avoids pathos or hysteria as he records varieties of dissonance and alienation.
Julia Fiedorczuk wrote about the volume Pół (Half; 2010):
After the catastrophe: words, intimate details carried by the wind, surrounded by a beautiful and toxic aura of loneliness. Dust falls down, someone collects the words and creates a song out of them, familiar and foreign at the same time, and what sounds the loudest is what is no more there, what cannot be found anymore. Half a word, half a body, half a dream: Sendecki's new poems is the purest poetry: total, uncompromising and painful.
Published in 2016, the volume W is full of intertextual and autobiographical allusions, which means that its interpretation requires a lot of effort from readers. The clues include the sum of numbered poems, 49, Sendecki’s age at the time of publishing W, but another pointer may be the death of his friend, to whom he dedicated the volume. The hermetic character of his poems is described by Jakub Nowacki and Weronika Janeczko:
Sendecki tries to hide various sensitivities, yet they can be noticed in some of his poems. Memories lined with grief, regret and, from time to time, a smile – of course, they are fragile. The question arises how to talk about what is not there – how to do it, let us use a silly, inappropriate word, the operationalisation of "no longer being" ("Mały Format", 05/2017).
For the volumes Trap, 22, Pół and Farsz he was nominated (in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) dor the Silesius Wrocław Poetry Award, which he received in 2015 for Przedmiar Robót. For Farsz he was also nominated for the Gdynia Literary Award in 2012.
Sendecki worked for the Przekrój weekly, he contributes to Dwutygodnik and Magazyn Książki. He translated works by Paul Bowles and James Schuyler from English.
- Z wysokości. Wiersze z lat 1985-1990 (From On High. Poems, 1985-1990). Warsaw-Cracow: bruLion, 1992.
- Parcele (Development Site). Warsaw-Cracow: bibLioteka, 1998.
- Muzeum sztandarów ruchu ludowego (The Museum of Banners of the People Movement), Legnica 1998.
- Szkoci Dół, Kraków: a5, 2002.
- Opisy przyrody, Legnica: Biuro Literackie 2002
- Z wysokości (From up High). Parcele, Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2006.
- Trap (Gangway), Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2008.
- 22, Poznań: WNPiCAK, 2009.
- Pół (Half), Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2010.
- Farsz (Stuffing), Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2011.
- Błam (Fur Lining), Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2012 (wiersze zebrane).
- Przedmiar robót (Bill of Quantities), Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2014.
- Pamiątka z celulozy (A Souvenir of Cellulose), Poznań: WBPiCAK, 2014.
- Lamenty (Laments), Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2015.
- W, Wrocław: Biuro Literackie, 2016.
Source: www.polska2000.pl, Copyright: Stowarzyszenie Willa Decjusza, updated by AP, November 2019.