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White Pine Press
InTranslation of The Brooklyn Rail
White Pine Press
The Polish Cultural Institute

Scattering the Dark:
An Anthology of Polish Women Poets

Featuring Ewa Chrusciel, Krystyna Dabrowska, Julia

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Landing at Industry City
Brooklyn, NY

Admission: Free  

"Polish poetry is one of the great poetries of the world, and these cosmopolitan, multilingual poets speak to each other--and to us--across the decades, overcoming a great silence, redirecting the myths, reimagining the role of the poet, and the nature of poetry itself. Scattering the Dark is a useful, subversive, even necessary anthology." -- Edward Hirsch

Poland offered world poetry one of its greatest women writers:  the Nobel Prize winner Wislawa Szymborska, whose work has enchanted millions. But the country is also home to generations of powerful womens voices, unfortunately often overlooked in English translation.

Join five of Poland's leading contemporary women poets to celebrate a one-of-a-kind collection. Scattering the Dark (White Pine Press, 2016) features work by 31 women spanning the decades of Polands lively modern history, writing before and after the fall of Communism. The anthology juxtaposes poets of different generations, regions and sensibilities, writing about topics such as history, dreams, the art of poetry, national myths and notions of home.

Ewa Chrusciel, Krystyna Dabrowska, Julia Fiedorczuk, Agnieszka Mirahina and Izabela Morska will join anthology editor Karen Kovacik for readings, a discussion and a Q&A. A drinks reception will follow, and copies of the collection will be on sale.

The evening is co-presented by The Brooklyn Rail and its online journal of international literature, InTranslation. It is hosted by The Landing in their beautiful space in Brooklyns creative industry hub, Industry City in Sunset Park.

"Scattering the Dark: An Anthology of Polish Women Poets" is co-presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York, InTranslation, The Brooklyn Rail, The Landing, and White Pine Press.

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