Asymmetry: Poems

Asymmetry: Poems

A stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet Give me back my childhood, republic of loquacious sparrows, measureless thickets of nettles and the timid wood owl's nightly sobs. One of the most vibrant voices of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a modern master of the poetic form. In Asymmetry, his first collection of poems in five years, he revisits the themes that have lon A stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet Give me back my childhood, republic of loquacious...

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Title:Asymmetry: Poems
Author:Adam Zagajewski
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:0374106479
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:77 pages pages

Asymmetry: Poems Reviews

  • Sam
    Mar 19, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Al
    May 21, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Stephen Lamb
    Dec 30, 2018

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Joseph
    Jan 05, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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    My favourites were the poems about his mother, remembering ordinary moments, suffused with regret for not understanding her, or missing the point, or not realizing how precious the ordinary was until too late. ...

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  • Ron Mohring
    Dec 30, 2018

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Patricia
    Apr 14, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

  • Anne, Unfinished Woman
    Apr 19, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Betsy
    Feb 12, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Þorvaldur Sigurbjörn Helgason
    Jun 05, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Chris
    Dec 03, 2018

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Sarah
    May 23, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Jamespc
    Apr 01, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Mary Quinn
    Jan 24, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Jeffrey Parker
    Dec 12, 2018

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Emily
    May 28, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Nathan
    May 11, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

  • Sarah Wetzel
    Apr 23, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Jeffrey
    May 21, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

  • Elizabeth Barto
    Jan 15, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Darius Ostrowski
    Jan 03, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

  • Ace Boggess
    Feb 12, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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    My favourites were the poems about his mother, remembering ordinary moments, suffused with regret for not understanding her, or missing the point, or not realizing how precious the ordinary was until too late. ...

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  • David Curry
    Feb 15, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

  • Adin Dobkin
    Mar 09, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Daniel
    Feb 09, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Jan 12, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

  • Salome
    Apr 27, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Barry Westbrook
    May 18, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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  • Michael Van Dyke
    Jun 10, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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    My favourites were the poems about his mother, remembering ordinary moments, suffused with regret for not understanding her, or missing the point, or not realizing how precious the ordinary was until too late. ...

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  • Howard
    Dec 15, 2018

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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    My favourites were the poems about his mother, remembering ordinary moments, suffused with regret for not understanding her, or missing the point, or not realizing how precious the ordinary was until too late. ...

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  • Liz Mc2
    Mar 16, 2019

    Like touring a museum of the heart; portraits hung on the wall of elusive longing. ...

    Poland has had two poets in recent years who have been honored with the Novel Prize in Literature ? the late Czeslaw Milosz in 1980 and the late Wistawa Szymborska in 1996 ? and may very well have a third in the living poet Adam Zagajewski, who in his seventies continues to dazzle ...

    With the exception of his poem Orange Notebook, this book of Zagajewski's poems is written with his eyes wide open and his pen following the curve of personal histories. Though Zagajewski would be considered "old fashion" when held against the poetry schools that currently power the fr...

    When I feel like I'm getting a bit soft in the middle, losing the some of the muscle in my writing... I turn to, say, Bukowski, to rev up the engine. When I start to get a little rough around the edges, mean, abrupt, faithless... that's when I turn to Adam Zagajewski. "Asymme...

    I'm not the best judge of poetry, but I did enjoy some of these - the poems based on his past, the places he's been, were beautiful. The rest were OK. ...

    Borrowed this while waiting to read like title: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Zagajewski's poems about the death of his parents resonated heartily. ...

    A genuine pleasure to read these! One day I'll read them in (the original) Polish... ...

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    My favourites were the poems about his mother, remembering ordinary moments, suffused with regret for not understanding her, or missing the point, or not realizing how precious the ordinary was until too late. ...