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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!

Literature

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Magnet
Poematic

Magnet

Reading / literature
“They didn’t live together, which meant / they had two fridges for their growing collection / of magnets.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet. Krystyna Dąbrowska

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Two Poems
Poematic

Two Poems

Reading / literature
“You impregnated me and I gave birth to pearls. / Authentic. Look.” Two poems by Anna Świrszczyńska (Anna Swir) about an older woman’s Eros. Anna Świrszczyńska
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in this light
deep soundings

in this light

Reading / literature
“...a painter provides a season, / a setting, and an oil-thick frame of mind.” A poem by an American great. Evie Shockley

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Confession
Poematic

Confession

Reading / literature
“They shriek and compete / for who has the most sins.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet. Krystyna Dąbrowska
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Baltic Grey Seal, Lithuania, 2016
Poematic

Baltic Grey Seal, Lithuania, 2016

Reading / literature
A poem by Scottish poet Gordon Meade from his Zoospeak series, which attempts to give voice to animals living in captivity. Gordon Meade

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Voices
Poematic

Voices

Reading / literature
“And there she stands again, petite, at the blackboard.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet. Krystyna Dąbrowska
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Poematic

glove

Reading / literature
“a woman in a red jacket / picked up a glove from the snow…” A poem by a contemporary Polish writer. Joanna Wajs

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always
Poematic

always

Reading / literature
“twenty-five years later, I spit blood into the tub...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet. Urszula Honek
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Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
Poematic

Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising

Reading / literature
“I’ll hide in the wall, I’ll go into the wall / like a centipede. / Everyone will die, and I / will survive.” Three poems by Anna Świrszczyńska (Anna Swir) from her 1974 collection “Building the Barricade”. Anna Świrszczyńska

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raw material
Poematic

raw material

Reading / literature
“I can’t teach you to tell polymer from mesoglea...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet. Anna Adamowicz
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The Darkness He Called Night
deep soundings

The Darkness He Called Night

Reading / literature
“Virtue’s a kind / of despair, / masquerading as care.” A poem by a leading American ‘Language poet’. Charles Bernstein

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alamo
Poematic

alamo

Reading / literature
“And also her lips, a chilly shade of pink, the scar / above her right eye.” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet. Magdalena Gałkowska
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Could Have
Poematic

Could Have

Reading / literature
A poem by a Polish Nobel Prize winner, translated by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh. Wisława Szymborska

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A Trip To Świder

A Trip To Świder

Reading / literature
“Are you going to Świder? / Because I’m going to Świder.” A poem by a “Przekrój” favourite. Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński
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Immigrant Sea
deep soundings

Immigrant Sea

Reading / literature
“The way / he searches out her face, he searches out himself”. A poem by the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner. Forrest Gander

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it’s only sunday
Poematic

it’s only sunday

Reading / literature
“those are your Sunday rules / that you kill the rooster...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a young Polish poet. Antonina Małgorzata Tosiek
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Anna
Adamowicz
Leye
Adenle
Adam
Aduszkiewicz
Wojtek Antonów
Wojtek
Antonów
Anna
Arno
Kamil
Bałuk
Edwin Bendyk
Edwin
Bendyk
Stanisław
Bereś
Anna
Berestecka
Charles
Bernstein
Andrzej
Bobkowski
Paweł
Boguszewski
Katarzyna
Boni
Hanna
Bora
Zygmunt Borawski
Zygmunt
Borawski
dr
Ryan Bromley
Jan
Brzechwa
C-D
Wojciech
Chmielarz
Jan Ciemniewski
Jan
Ciemniewski
Matthew
Coachinger
Krystyna
Dąbrowska
Dorota Danielewicz
Dorota
Danielewicz
Jacek
Dehnel
Mateusz
Demski
Damjan
Dobrila
Joanna
Domańska
Olga Drenda
Olga
Drenda
Agnieszka
Drotkiewicz
Marta
Dymek
E-F
Everything's
Gonna Be Alright
Julia Fiedorczuk
Julia
Fiedorczuk
Agnieszka
Fiedorowicz
Kornel
Filipowicz
Profesor
Filutek
Paweł
Franczak
G-H
Aleksandra
Galewska
Forrest
Gander
Konstanty
Ildefons Gałczyński
Magdalena
Gałkowska
Mikołaj
Gliński
Mikołaj
Golachowski
Włodek Goldkorn
Włodek
Goldkorn
Maurycy
Gomulicki
Stefan
Grabiński
Paulina Grabowska
Paulina
Grabowska
Carmen
Gray
Wioletta
Greg
Joanna Grochocka
Joanna
Grochocka
Maria
Hawranek
Elias
Hirschl
Urszula
Honek
I-J
Kuba Janicki
Kuba
Janicki
Paweł
Janiszewski
Łukasz
Jarosz
K-Ł
Aleksander
Kaczorowski
Łukasz Kaniewski
Łukasz
Kaniewski
Grzegorz
Kasdepke
Magda
Kiełbowicz
Jowita
Kiwnik Pargana
Bartłomiej
Kluska
Artur
Kornel
Ivan
Krastev
Michał
Książek
Rafał
Kucharczuk
Monika
Kucia
Dariusz
Kuźma
Łukasz
Lamża
Stanisław Lem
Stanisław
Lem
Katarzyna Lengren
Katarzyna
Lengren
Zbigniew Lengren
Zbigniew
Lengren
Zbigniew
Libera
Renata
Lis
Łukasz
Łuczaj
M-N
Andri
Snær Magnason
Magdalena
Maksimiuk
Wojciech Mann
Wojciech
Mann
Victor
Martinovich
Paulina
Małochleb
Gordon
Meade
Jarosław  Mikołajewski
Jarosław
Mikołajewski
Jerzy Miłkowski
Jerzy
Miłkowski
Marcin
Moskalewicz
Marcin Napiórkowski
Marcin
Napiórkowski
Tomek Niewiadomski
Tomek
Niewiadomski
Katarzyna
Nosowska
O-P
Paulina
Olszanka
Wojciech
Orliński
Ewa Pawlik
Ewa
Pawlik
Piotr
Paziński
Włodzimierz Karol Pessel
Włodzimierz
Karol Pessel
Grzegorz
Piątek
Tomasz
Pindel
Sam
Pulham
Agata
Pyzik
R-S
Marek Raczkowski
Marek
Raczkowski
Jonathan
L. Ramsey
Anna
Rembowska
Aleksandra
Reszelska
Joanna
Rudniańska
Kristina
Sabaliauskaitė
Ziauddin Sardar
Ziauddin
Sardar
Renata
Senktas
Tetiana
Shataieva
Agata
Sikora
The
Rojek Sisters
Tomasz
Sitarz
Tania
Skarynkina
Iza Smelczyńska
Iza
Smelczyńska
Michał
Sosiński
Katarzyna Sroczyńska
Katarzyna
Sroczyńska
Izabela
„Czajka” Stachowicz
Tomasz Stawiszyński
Tomasz
Stawiszyński
Agnieszka Stein
Agnieszka
Stein
Łukasz
Stępnik
Jan
Stoberski
Anna
Świrszczyńska
Stach Szabłowski
Stach
Szabłowski
Witold
Szabłowski
Jerzy
Szaniawski
Irena „Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa
Irena
„Kika” Szaszkiewiczowa
Wisława Szymborska
Wisława
Szymborska
Maryla
Szymiczkowa
T-U
Boyd
Tonkin
Antonina
Małgorzata Tosiek
Agata
Trzebuchowska
Katarzyna
Tubylewicz
Katarzyna Tyszkiewicz-Borawska
Katarzyna
Tyszkiewicz-Borawska
Konstanty
Usenko
Grzegorz Uzdański
Grzegorz
Uzdański
Ana
Uzelac
V-W
Ernest
Valdemar
Julia
E. Wahl
Adam Węgłowski
Adam
Węgłowski
January
Weiner
January
Weiner & January Weiner
Paulina Wilk
Paulina
Wilk
Tomasz Wiśniewski
Tomasz
Wiśniewski
Agnieszka
Wójcińska
Marcin
Wroński
Ludwika
Włodek
Z-Ż
Urszula Zajączkowska
Urszula
Zajączkowska
Agata
Zborowska
Adam
Zdrodowski
Piotr
Żelazny