WMU News

Polish poet to present reading

April 2, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- Polish poet Adam Zagajewski will read from his work at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Room 3321 of Brown Hall at Western Michigan University.

The reading, sponsored by the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

Zagajewski is the author of three volumes of poetry: "Tremor" (1985), "Canvas" (1991) and "Mysticism for Beginners" (1997), all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He also wrote "Two Cities: On Exile, History and the Imagination," a book of essays published in 1995.

The internationally acclaimed poet Czeslaw Milosz has called Zagajewski "a major poet" and "a living proof that Polish literature is energy incessantly renewed against all probabilities!" Zagajewski, who was born in Lvov in 1945 and grew up in Krakow, lives in Paris and teaches each spring in the creative writing program at the University of Houston.

Media contact: Ruth Stevens; ruth.stevens@wmich.edu

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