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Wislawa Szymborska

Poems in the Wake of the Storm

John Lundberg | Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

I don't know that one can sum up the dumb fury of a hurricane better than American poet William Carlos Williams once did. His short poem "The Hurricane" gleaned a simple message from a massive storm.

Wislawa Szymborska, Nobel Poet: An Appreciation

Carla Seaquist | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
Carla Seaquist

What I prize most about Wislawa Szymborska is her readiness to confront the big classic themes -- life, death, history, war, reality, love -- and to do so with a voice that combines the fire of the Resistance with a proper humility.

Remembering A Nobel Prize-Winning Poet

John Lundberg | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

The great Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska died Wednesday. And while she was never one for travel herself, her poetry did, and it touched millions. Among her admirers was Woody Allen: "She is able to capture the pointlessness and sadness of life, but somehow still be affirmative."

The 17 Most Important Poetry Books Of Fall 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There's much to be excited about, and these selections give a fair indication of the presses putting out the most important poetry of the day and the degree of vitality of various poetic styles.

The Last Poet To Win The Nobel Prize

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

I've been trying to track down English translations of poems by Herta Muller, the newest Nobel Laureate in Literature, but they are awfully hard to come by (if they even exist).