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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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30 results
Reading
Reading
Reading / literature
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium
Reading / literature

“I was eight or nine when knowledge’s two sides, / both ends of the telescope, resolved in my heart.” A poem by an award-winning Polish poet, novelist and translator.

Jacek Dehnel

Reading / literature
climate psalm
climate psalm
Reading / literature

“in a former life / I crammed ripe blueberries into my mouth.” A poem by a contemporary Polish poet.

Ida Dzik

Reading / literature
Two Romanian Poems
Two Romanian Poems
Reading / literature

“I am a Hawaian swimmer. Fisherman / drawn to stories, angel fish, currents.” Two poems by Romanian poet Ștefan Manasia.

Ștefan Manasia

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

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