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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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40 results
Magazine
Magazine
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

Reading / literature
Isle of Two Volcanoes
Isle of Two Volcanoes
Reading / literature

“In its crater, instead of magma, / the green chill of a lake.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Krystyna Dąbrowska

Reading / literature
The Simple
The Simple
Reading / literature

“The women cluster at the cathedral,/ hair in careful bouffant helmets/ armored and elegant, poised to herd/ purposefully/ into Mystery.” A poem by a contemporary American poet.

Cynthia Hogue

Reading / literature
An Introduction to Cynthia Hogue’s “The Simple”
An Introduction to Cynthia Hogue’s “The Simple”
Reading / literature

Cynthia Hogue’s poem “The Simple” is a rejection of the temptation of absolutes.

Julia Fiedorczuk

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