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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Tania Skarynkina

is a poet and essayist born in 1969 in Smarhon, Belarus. She has worked as a children’s book illustrator, postwoman and journalist. She is the author of two poetry collections and a collection of essays entitled “A Large Czesław Miłosz With A Dash of Elvis Presley”. For this book, which mixes recollections of childhood and life in a small Belarusian town with thoughts on world literature and pop culture, Skarynkina won an English PEN Award and was shortlisted for the Jerzy Giedroyc Literary Prize.

Winter Camp

Winter Camp

Reading / literature
In this extract from Tania Skarynkina’s “A Large Czesław Miłosz With A Dash of Elvis Presley”, the writer remembers a childhood trip from Belarus to the Artek holiday camp in Crimea. Tania  Skarynkina