Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov in 1945. His previous books include the poetry collections Tremor (1985), Canvas (1992), and Mysticism for Beginners (1998), and the essay collections Two Cities (1995) and Another Beauty (2000). He lives in Europe.Clare Cavanagh is a professor of Slavic languages at Northwestern University, and has translated the poetry of Wyslawa Szymborska.Renata Gorczynski is an essayist, a literary critic, and a teacher of journalism. She lives in Gdynia, Poland.Benjamin Ivry is a poet ("Paradise for the Portuguese Queen"), biographer (of Ravel, Poulenc, and Rimbaud), and translator.C. K. Williams has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his poetry. He teaches at Princeton University.
Listen to Adam Zagajewski read his poems "On Swimming" and "She Wrote in Darkness."
Listen to Adam Zagajewski read his poem, 'The Blackened River.'