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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

Urszula Zajączkowska

Urszula Zajączkowska

is a poet, artist and botanist. As a scientist, she researches the anatomy, biomechanics and aerodynamics of plants. As a visual artist, she creates short films. She has published two volumes of poetry: “Atomy” and “Minimum”. Some call her a conscious poet of nature.

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In-visible

In-visible
A Dance Across Petals

Magazine / science
As the springtime air emerges from the winter frost, so too do the blossoming flowers of tiny plants and enormous trees. Nature’s floral fanfare is a joy to behold. Urszula Zajączkowska
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The Oak Chronicles ♫

The Oak Chronicles ♫

Media / Audio
An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet. Original text by Urszula Zajączkowska.
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The Glow

The Glow

Magazine / science
Sunlight brings about wonderful metamorphoses – within our human bodies, within the way we see nature, and most importantly, within plants. Urszula Zajączkowska
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The Oak Chronicles
The Copse

The Oak Chronicles

Magazine / science
An encounter with an ancient oak tree named Bartek, as experienced and retold by a biologist and poet. Urszula Zajączkowska
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Urszula Zajączkowska

Hidden Rivers

Reading / science
The life-giving act of diffusion is a beauty to behold – not just for humans, but also for plants.