Poetry. Translation. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Polish by Mira Rosenthal. Tomasz R życki's sixth book seems like nothing if not an attempt to grapple with Elizabeth Bishop's question, Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? But for R życki questions of travel and foreignness are never separate from those of history--personal history, political and national history, the history of things and places and trauma.
A vital new poet in the Polish language.--Adam Zagajewski.
About the Author
Mira Rosenthal: Mira Rosenthal has received NEA and Fulbright grants and held fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and elsewhere. Her poetry has appeared in Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, Slate, Notre Dame Review, and other journals. She is also the translator of Tomasz Rozycki's The Forgotten Keys.