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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!

poetry
22 results
22 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / literature
Confession
Confession
Reading / literature

“They shriek and compete / for who has the most sins.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Krystyna Dąbrowska

Reading / culture
Why After All This One and Not the Rest?
Why After All This One and Not the Rest?
Reading / culture

Wisława Szymborska is mostly known across the world for her poetry. Yet the Nobel Prize winner had another talent up her sleeve - since the 1970s, she’d been making witty collages pasted to postcards.

Adam Zdrodowski

Reading / literature
Baltic Grey Seal, Lithuania, 2016
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

Reading / literature
Voices
Voices
Reading / literature

“And there she stands again, petite, at the blackboard.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Krystyna Dąbrowska

Reading / literature
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

Reading / literature
always
always
Reading / literature

“twenty-five years later, I spit blood into the tub...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet.

Urszula Honek

Reading / culture
An Introduction to Anna Świrszczyńska’s Warsaw Uprising Poems
Reading / culture

Anna Świrszczyńska’s poetry undertakes a feminine revision of one of the most tragic events in Polish history, remaining timeless to this day.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / literature
Three Poems on the Warsaw Uprising
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

Reading / literature
raw material
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

Reading / literature
The Darkness He Called Night
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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