The New Polish Poetry

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Polish girl: photo -- Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Polish girl: photo -- Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

44 New Poems from Poland

An selection of poems from Altered State — The New Polish Poetry. Edited by Rod Mengham, Tadeusz Pióro and Piotr Szymor. Todmorden, UK: Arc Publications, 2003. Price: £10.95. This selection was chosen by Rod Mengham and John Tranter.

[»»] Marcin Baran: Hot embitterments

[»»] Julia Fiedorczuk: November on the Narew

[»»] Darek Foks: Farewell, Haiku

[»»] Mariusz Grzebalski: Slaughterhouse / Then

[»»] Krzysztof Jaworski: I used to be a slender guy

[»»] Bartłomiej Majzel: Scrumping

[»»] Maciej Melecki: Summer, getting away from yourself

[»»] Andrzej Niewiadomski: Retineo

[»»] Edward Pasewicz: Bird bones

[»»] Tadeusz Pióro: Bug hour

[»»] Marta Podgórnik: Final destination

[»»] Krzysztof Siwczyk: Metaphors and comparisons

[»»] Krzysztof Śliwka: Sestina

[»»] Dariusz Sośnicki: Washroom / Leaves / How to walk downstairs

[»»] Andrzej Sosnowski: A song for Europe / For children

[»»] Marcin Świetlicki: Battlefield / So long ago, so distinctly / McDonald’s

[»»] Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki: XII Moon rises over the Vistula / Dernier cri / LII (‘We drink…’) / LXXX Heat / XC (‘We’d just wept… ’)

[»»] Adam Wiedemann: Aesthetics of the word

[»»] Grzegorz Wróblewski: Tangerines / Argument from Enghave Station / I put off the knife from my hand till tomorrow

Supplement, 2006:

[»»] Maciej Melecki: Cases and Variants / Three Colours

[»»] Tadeusz Pióro: Some Methods of Crowd Control

[»»] Andrzej Sosnowski: Closer / On the Hoof / Founding a Colony

[»»] Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkalo: Event

[»»] Grzegorz Wróblewski: Eight Poems

[»»] Adam Zdrodowski: Sestine Mon Amour / Like a Tourist in a Milk Bar / Poem Written During Office Hours / Telling Fortunes