by Julia Hartwig
…her range of vision roams through centuries – Cynthia Haven, The Book Haven, Stanford University
…the Grand Dame of Polish poetry – Czeslaw Milosz
Translated by John and Bogdana Carpenter, It Will Return is a collection of rich, meditative, and disarmingly perceptive poetry by Julia Hartwig. Her poems cover an immense range of topics, from vibrant description of the fine arts and music, to pensive reflections on everyday life; from allusions to the greats of European literature, to direct address of the reader; and from bleak reality to colorful fantasy. In all of these forms, Hartwig maintains an effortless balance, conveying the complex by means of the simple.
Tr. John and Bogdana Carpenter. Northwestern University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-8101-2678-7