From a Nobel laureate whom Charles Simic calls "one of the finest poets living today, but also one of the most readable," comes a collection of witty, compassionate, contemplative, and always surprising poems. Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass. The poems will appear, for the first time, side by side with the Polish originals, in a book to delight new and old readers alike.
"Unquestionably one of the great living European poets. She's accessible and deeply human and a joy – though it is a dark kind of joy – to read. She is a poet to live with." – Robert Hass, The Washington Post Book World
“Szymborska and her translators achieve a diction suited to her drily understated wisdom, and some of her work may be quoted far and wide.” – Publishers Weekly © Reed Business Information
“…few poetry collections should pass up this book. Szymborska's keenly imaginative wisdom is one of the glories of contemporary world poetry.” – Ray Olson, Booklist. © American Library Association
Wislawa Szymborska was born in 1923 in Krakow, Poland, where she lives today. An editor, translator, poet, and columnist, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.PURCHASE