Adam Zagajewski (c) Jerry Bauer
Try to Praise the Mutilated World: Poetry in a Time of Crisis
A reading and discussion with Adam Zagajewski
Moderated by Alice Quinn, Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7 pm
Dodge Hall, Room 501, 2960 Broadway
Adam Zagajewski’s many collections of poetry and prose translated into English include Tremor, Canvas, Mysticism for Beginners, Without End, Two Cities, Another Beauty, A Defense of Ardor, Eternal Enemies, and Unseen Hand. His most recent collection of essays, Slight Exaggeration, will be published this spring in translation by his longtime English-language translator Clare Cavanagh. Widely acknowledged as one of Poland’s greatest poets, Zagajewski’s many honors include the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Lifetime Recognition Award. He lives in Kraków and Chicago.