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Peregrinary (New Polish Writing)

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“No one is born a poet without pain,” writes acclaimed Polish poet Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki. In Peregrinary, a selection from his nine volumes of poetry to date, Tkaczyszyn-Dycki offers deeply personal meditations on suffering and dying, and on the dead and our relationship with them. At the same time and in an unmistakable poetic voice, he interweaves his autobiography, combining spirituality, eroticism, and nostalgia to create a unique narrative of travel, sickness, and the poet’s place. The book’s title refers to the itinerary of the pilgrim and relates both to the real journeys and the metaphorical ones of the writer’s own life, in which he has chosen “poetry as a place on earth.”

Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki was born in 1962 in southeastern Poland close to the Ukrainian border. The author of nine collections of poetry, he has won numerous literary prizes both in Poland and elsewhere, including the prestigious Kazimiera Illakowiczówna Prize, the Barbara Sadowska Prize, and Germany’s Hubert Burda Prize. His work has previously appeared in various English-language journals as well as in the Zephyr Press anthology Carnivorous Boy Carnivorous Bird. Peregrinary is his first book-length publication in English.

Bill Johnston has held translation fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities; in 2005, he won the translation award of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) for his rendering of Magdalena Tullis prose poem Dreams and Stones. He teaches literary translation at Indiana University, where he is also director of the Polish Studies Center.

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The first English collection of the prize-winning contemporary Polish poet.

Synopsis:

Poetry. Translation from the Polish by Bill Johnston. PEREGRINARY is a selection from acclaimed Polish poet Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki's nine volumes of poetry. Tkaczyszyn-Dycki offers deeply personal meditations on suffering and dying, and on the dead and our relationship with them. At the same time and in an unmistakable poetic voice, he interweaves his autobiography, combining spirituality, eroticism, and nostalgia to create a unique narrative of travel, sickness, and the poet's place. The book's title refers to the itinerary of the pilgrim and relates both to the real journeys and the metaphorical ones of the writer's own life, in which he has chosen "poetry as a place on earth." Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki has won numerous literary prizes both in Poland and elsewhere. Bill Johnston, winner of several awards in translation, delivers Tkaczyszyn-Dycki's first book-length publication in English.

About the Author

Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki (b. 1962, Wolka Krowicka), after graduating in Polish Literature from the Maria Curie-Sklodoska University in Lublin, worked as a schoolteacher. He has published nine collections of poetry in Poland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780939010974
Author:
Tkaczyszyn-dycki, Eugeniusz
Publisher:
Zephyr Press (AZ)
Translator:
Johnston, Bill
Author:
Johnston, Bill
Author:
Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, Eugeniusz
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, Eugeniusz
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
New Polish Writing
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.1 x 6 x 0.5 in 7.5 oz

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The first English collection of the prize-winning contemporary Polish poet.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Translation from the Polish by Bill Johnston. PEREGRINARY is a selection from acclaimed Polish poet Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki's nine volumes of poetry. Tkaczyszyn-Dycki offers deeply personal meditations on suffering and dying, and on the dead and our relationship with them. At the same time and in an unmistakable poetic voice, he interweaves his autobiography, combining spirituality, eroticism, and nostalgia to create a unique narrative of travel, sickness, and the poet's place. The book's title refers to the itinerary of the pilgrim and relates both to the real journeys and the metaphorical ones of the writer's own life, in which he has chosen "poetry as a place on earth." Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki has won numerous literary prizes both in Poland and elsewhere. Bill Johnston, winner of several awards in translation, delivers Tkaczyszyn-Dycki's first book-length publication in English.
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