From the University of Massachusetts – Amherst: To mark the beginning of Polish Culture Month, Polish poet Tadeusz DÄ…browski is presenting a bilingual reading at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in 301 Herter Hall. The reading is being hosted by the Amesbury Professorship in Polish Language, Literature and Culture at UMass Amherst.
Born in 1979, DÄ…browski has been called â€œan inheritor of the great metaphysical tradition in [Polish] poetryâ€ and â€œan essential factor in the picture of contemporary [Polish] verse.â€ Critics have described his poetry, which has been published in numerous Polish and foreign journals, as â€œrestlessly inventive, sharp-witted, and intent on raising mischiefâ€ and as â€œfull of love, swagger, and linguistic excitement.â€
DÄ…browski is the author of seven volumes of poetry, including the bilingual collection â€œBlack Square,â€ with translations by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, published in 2011 by Zephyr Press in Boston.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in campus lots and at metered spaces after 5 p.m.