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On Proximity to Violence April 19, 2013: The day after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, I thought of Wislawa Szymborska’s poem, “Any Case.” When I first read the poem a number of years ago, it struck me as the sort of haunting poem I only came across in the work of poets from other countries. Buildings got bombed in the U.S., people had unchecked access to assault [...] by

Szymborska After Sandy November 2, 2012: As residents along the east coast survey the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we can't help feel appalled and amazed by the power of the storm. At the New Yorker, Sasha Weiss recalls a poem by Wisława Szymborska that seems to speak to the wreckage on the streets of New York and New Jersey: At moments like this—when there [...] by

Szymborska’s Erotic€™ Poetry to be Published? March 14, 2012: According to the late Wislawa Szymborska's secretary, this might happen. “This is the mythical volume from 1949 that was stopped by the censors,” Michal Rusinek revealed in an interview on the TOK FM commercial radio station. “Later on, she never admitted to its existence,” the secretary added, although he believes that the [...] by

Heavyweight Boxer Pens a Poem for Szymborska February 8, 2012: Recently deceased poet Wisława Szymborska has been honored in verse by retired heavyweight boxer Andrzej Golota, per this article in Polskie Radio's TheNews: Now Andrzej Golota, who fought Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield during his long career, has written his own tribute to the poet who he apparently met once in a restaurant. Golota [...] by