So there are dead poets like Apollinaire, Brodski, Staff, Galczynski and Iwaszkiewicz: "Like every bird that prepares to fly / thus they." There is also the poet's brother, Edward Hartwig ("He was an old fashioned photographer / A profession no better or worse than others").
Julia Hartwig had the following to say about her newest volume: "These are not farewells, but a summoning of people who have passed on. A farewell is an act that occurs very rarely. (...) Those who appear in this small collection of poems are mostly poets who have departed. Poets leave behind poems, yet their poems are not farewells but living pieces of their existence."
The book has been nominated for the 2005 NIKE Award.
Julia Hartwig has thrice appeared among the nominees and finalists for the NIKE Award for her: Zobaczone ("Seen", 2000), Nie ma odpowiedzi ("There is no answer", 2002) and Blyski ("Flashes", 2003).
Source of Polish version: serwisy.gazeta.pl/nike
- Julia Hartwig
Bez pozegnania / No Farewells
Wydawnictwo Sic!, Warszawa 2004
135 x 205, 96 pages, paperback