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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
43 results
43 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / literature
Totentanz
Totentanz
Reading / literature

A late poem from one of the greatest Polish poets of the last century.

Tadeusz Różewicz

Reading / literature
Weather this
Weather this
Reading / literature

“Hello day, I wanted to talk to you about the weather,/ though I never stop talking about it in blood and breath.” A poem by a contemporary British poet.

Zoë Skoulding

Reading / literature
An Introduction to Zoë Skoulding’s “Weather this”
An Introduction to Zoë Skoulding’s “Weather this”
Reading / literature

Zoë Skoulding’s poem “Weather this” is both playful and serious, teasing out a meditation on how we perceive the natural world.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / culture
A Poetic Hurricane
A Poetic Hurricane
Magazine / culture

The American poet Amanda Gorman recently made headlines with her poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Her work promises an exciting future.

Bartosz Wójcik

Reading / society
Miłosz Artefact
Miłosz Artefact
Reading / society

Czesław Miłosz’s poem “And the City Stood in Its Brightness” deals with loss. It also allows us to reflect on solastalgia, or environmental grief.

Anna Mitchell

Reading / literature
Sculptures for the Blind
Sculptures for the Blind
Reading / literature

“The blind view sculptures with their fingers.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Krystyna Dąbrowska

Reading / culture
Independent of Everyone
Independent of Everyone
Reading / culture

Israeli poet Agi Mishol talks about old age, her family’s memories of Europe, and the role of nature in poetry.

Paulina Małochleb

Reading / culture
Our Sisters’ Auntie
Our Sisters’ Auntie
Reading / culture

Alaiza Pashkevich – also known as ‘Auntie’ – was the first female Belarusian poet. She was also a revolutionary who fought for her country’s language and cultural identity.

Marta Panas-Goworska i Andrzej Goworski

Reading / literature
funeral
funeral
Reading / literature

“to dust you won’t return / not quite.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Ida Dzik

Reading / culture
Nature Is Not Nice
Nature Is Not Nice
Reading / culture

Writer and poet Andri Snær Magnason talks about Iceland’s sacred cows, the importance of his grandmother, and his latest book “On Time and Water”.

Aleksandra Lipczak

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