Bilingual Reading by Polish Poet Tadeusz Dabrowski
November 15, 2017
UMass Amherst Campus
A bilingual reading by Polish poet Tadeusz Dąbrowski is being held Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in 301 Herter Hall. The program is presented by the Amesbury Professorship in Polish Language, Literature and Culture.
Born in 1979, Dąbrowski has been called "an inheritor of the great metaphysical tradition in [Polish] poetry and "an essential factor in the picture of contemporary [Polish] verse." Critics have described his poetry, which has been published in numerous Polish and foreign journals, as "restlessly inventive, sharp-witted, and intent on raising mischief" and as "full of love, swagger, and linguistic excitement." In 2010 he was nominated for Poland's most prestigious prize for literature, the Nike Literary Award (Nagroda Literacka Nike). Dąbrowski is the author of seven volumes of poetry in Polish. His second American collections, POSTS, has just been published by Zephyr Press in Brookline with translations by the two-time Found in Translation award winner, Antonia Lloyd-Jones. The publication of his previous American book, Black Square (2013), was the occasion for his first visit to UMass Amherst.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in campus lots and at metered spaces after 5 p.m.