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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!

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poetry
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27 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / literature
Magnet
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

Reading / literature
Two Poems
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

Reading / literature
An Introduction to Anna Świrszczyńska’s Two Poems
Reading / literature

The poetry of Anna Świrszczyńska – who practiced her art in communist Poland – is all the more remarkable for its unabashed and serious representation of femininity.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Reading / literature
in this light
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

Reading / literature
An Introduction to Evie Shockley’s “in this light”
Reading / literature

Evie Shockley’s poem “in this light” tackles three Impressionist paintings in a way that shows the poet’s incredible synesthetic imagination.

Julia Fiedorczuk

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

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