A poetry soirée of Charles Simić, the winner of the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award 2014, will be held on Thursday (15th May) at 6.00 pm at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Krakowie (26 Konopnickiej Street). The meeting will be moderated by Adam Zagajewski and Andrzej Franaszek. Ryszard Krynicki and Adam Zagajewski will read Polish translations of Simić’s poetry. The event will herald the Miłosz Festival 2015. Admission is free, don’t miss out!
Charles Simić ( born 1938, Belgrade) – American poet, translator, essayist, editor, academic teacher, author of nearly twenty poetry books. The winner of the Pulitzer Award, Griffin International Poetry Prize, Wallace Stevens Award and Robert Frost Medal. Nominated for the National Book Award, in the years 2007–2008, the official Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of US Congress. For over 30 years he lectured American literature and ran courses in creative writing at creative writing at the University of New Hampshire. He translated Tomaž Šalamun and Vasco Popa, for which he received the PEN Translation Prize. Co-editor of Paris Review. His texts are regularly published in The New York Review of Books.
The poetry soirée has been organised by: Wydawnictwo a5, Zbigniew Herbert Foundation, Krakow UNESCO City of Literature, City of Literature Foundation, Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology and Krakow Festival Office.
We are pleased to remind our Readers that last year Krakow received the prestigious title of the UNESCO City of Literature, thus joining the elite group of six cities which had earlier received this title ( Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavik and Norwich).