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Poland Spring: Ryszard Krynicki

Born in a Nazi labor camp in Austria in 1943, Ryszard Krynicki went on to become one of post-war Poland’s most significant poets, as well as an acclaimed editor, publisher, and translator. Through poetry, publication, and intellectual activism, he resisted communist authorities of the Polish People’s Republic. His participation in a campaign of intellectuals against undemocratic changes to Poland’s constitution saw his work banned between 1976 and 1980. 

Krynicki joined Clare CavanaghAlissa Valles and Edward Hirsch to read and discuss the new release of his selected poems, Magnetic Point, and the first uncensored, English-language translation of Our Life Grows, first published in Paris in 1978.

View photos from the event2018 PEN World Voices Festival: Poland Spring

Co-presented with Poets House

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