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Zell Visiting Writers Series - Adam Zagajewski Poetry Reading

Thursday, December 4, 2008
12:00 AM
Rackham Amphitheatre, 915 E. Washington

This poetey reading features enowned Polish poet Adam Zagajewski, winner of the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Helen Zell, the MFA Program in Creative Writing, and the Copernicus Endowment at the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

A major figure of the Polish New Wave literary movement of the early 1970s and of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement of the 1980s, Adam Zagajewski is today one of the most well-known and highly regarded contemporary Polish poets in Europe and the United States. His luminous, searching poems are imbued by a deep engagement with history, art, and life. Zagajewski has authored Eternal Enemies (2008) and Without End: New and Selected Poems (2002), which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. Zagajewski's other collections of poetry include Mysticism for Beginners (1999), Canvas (1991) and Tremor: Selected Poems (1985).