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One from Szymborska

When we were in Krakow two years ago, we went to an exhibit at the National Museum called “Szymborska’s Drawer.” It was a recreation of the home office of the Polish poet, Wislawa Szymborska. It had her desk, her yellow typewriter, her … Continue reading

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Final trip post

We are actually safely home, but I do have a few last thoughts on our trip, in no particular order I loved the big car-free squares and pedestrian walkways of Prague and Krakow. I wish we did something similar here–it makes … Continue reading

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Why I don’t write political poems

We’re heading to Russia and Eastern Europe in a few days, so I’ve been rereading the wonderful Polish poet, Wisława Szymborska. Here’s a poem of hers that expresses an idea I’ve had about political poetry perfectly. I believe the conference table … Continue reading

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