“They shriek and compete / for who has the most sins.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.
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.
A poem by Scottish poet Gordon Meade from his Zoospeak series, which attempts to give voice to animals living in captivity.
“And there she stands again, petite, at the blackboard.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.
“a woman in a red jacket / picked up a glove from the snow…” A poem by a contemporary Polish writer.
“twenty-five years later, I spit blood into the tub...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet.
Anna Świrszczyńska’s poetry undertakes a feminine revision of one of the most tragic events in Polish history, remaining timeless to this day.
“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”.
“I can’t teach you to tell polymer from mesoglea...” Marcin Orliński presents a piece by a Polish poet.
“Virtue’s a kind / of despair, / masquerading as care.” A poem by a leading American ‘Language poet’.