25.05.2022 Events, Literature, News

Meeting with Krystyna Dąbrowska

E-event in Polish
Spotkanie z Krystyną Dąbrowską – poetką, eseistką, tłumaczką
May 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Registration at: ridgewoodteka@gmail.com

The Polish Cultural Institute New York and The RIDGEWOODTEKA Book Club along with KURIER PLUS Magazine and Zephyr Press invite you to a meeting with Krystyna Dąbrowska (b.1979) – a poet, essayist and translator, whose bilingual collection of poems “Tideline” has just been published in the US. The event is free of charge and is part of the #PolishHeritageMonth celebrated worldwide in May.

Krystyna Dąbrowska is an award-winning younger Polish poet whose poems convey a profound curiosity about the world, not only expressed by the lyric speaker but by those inside the poems — two owls guarding their nest, or a dog at the beach, or blind visitors in a museum. Her work and use of language so captivated the three translators that they decided to collaborate on this collection together. Many poems address daily life; others delve into the Holocaust, family relationships, and travels — to Cairo, Georgia, Jerusalem. Tideline is her first book in English, presented bilingually with the original Polish. These are exquisitely-crafted poems that explore how stories, and history, lie beneath the surface: of a neighbor’s face, city streets, ancient ruins, even language.

Krystyna Dąbrowska is the author of four books of poetry, as well as essays and translations, and the winner of two of Poland’s most prestigious literary prizes, the Wisława Szymborska Award and the Kościelski Award. English translations of her work have been published in numerous U.S. literary journals, including Harper’s, The Harvard Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere, and she has been translated into sixteen other languages. She lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

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