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Janusz Szuber

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Janusz Szuber was born in 1947 and has published eighteen collections of poetry in Poland. His work has been translated into many other languages, and he has received a number of awards, including the City of Sanok Literary Award, the Kazimiera Illako -wiczówna Award for Best Poetic Debut, the top award from the Polish Foundation of Culture (for his book About a Boy Stirring Jam), and the Wladyslaw and Nelly Turzañski Cultural Award (Toronto). Szuber lives in the old city of Sanok, near the Franciscan church where his ancestors are buried.

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They Carry a Promise
Selected Poems
Written by Janusz Szuber
Translated by Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $26.00

This bracing collection marks the first appearance in English of the Polish poet Janusz Szuber, hailed as the greatest discovery in Polish poetry of the late twentieth century when, in his late forties, he began publishing the work he’d been producing for almost thirty years. Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska has called... Read more >
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