Through a critical introduction and translations of a selection of poems from Tomasz Rozycki's five collections, this volume introduces readers to a contemporary Polish poet who expands on the historicism of Czeslaw Milosz and Zbigniew Herbert. Rozycki explores both personal and collective memory in hypnotic and fiercely exacting poems.
Tomasz Rozycki is the author of five books of poetry, most recently The Colonies, and the book-length poem Twelve Stations, winner of the Koscielski Prize. His work has been translated into numerous European languages, and he has been nominated for the NIKE Prize, Poland's top literary award.
About the Author
Poet and translator Tomasz Rozycki's most recent book, Twelve Stations (2004), has received wide acclaim and honors. Rozycki is the author of five other poetry collections: Vaterland (1997), Anima (1999), Old House Made Up (2001) and World and Antiworld (2003). Rosenthal's poems and translations have appeared recently or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Notre Dame Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Harpur Palate, and elsewhere. She recently selected and edited a special issue of Lyric Poetry Review on new Polish poetry in translation. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and is currently a doctoral student at Indiana.