Winter Poetry Circle: Adam Zagajewski (1810)

Three Tuesdays: March 6, 13, 20, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. Sold out!

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$70 (10% off for members)

Join us March 6, 13 and 20 to read internationally acclaimed Polish poet Adam Zagajewski’s latest poetry book, Unseen Hand. Born in Lvov in 1945, a largely Polish city that became a part of the Soviet Ukraine shortly after his birth, Zagajewski and his family were forcibly repatriated during the occupation. A major figure of the Polish New Wave literary movement of the early 1970s and of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement of the 1980s, Zagajewski is today one of the most well-known and highly regarded contemporary poets in Europe and the United States. His luminous, searching poems probe the lasting influence of history on ordinary life. With unusually clear and compelling images and language, his poetry is generally acknowledged to survive translation with uncommon immediacy (masterfully provided here by Clare Cavanaugh). In 2001, The New Yorker consoled millions by publishing Zagajewski’s poem “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” after the attacks on the twin towers.

Unseen Hand, Adam Zagajewski

Gigi Bradford is chair of the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Board and former Literature Director of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been teaching the poetry circle at Politics & Prose for 13 years.

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Unseen Hand: Poems Cover Image
By Adam Zagajewski, Clare Cavanagh (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780374533366
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 5th, 2012