”It would be good if poetry books were discussed not only on the award-giving occasions” – said Marcin Sendecki, the winner of the Wisława Szymborska Award, on the last day of the Festival. Because in Poland we have really great poetry.
”A good book may be based on that you don’t know what it is about. A bad book may be based on that you don’t know what it is about” – read Marcin Sundecki yesterday in one of his poems. The jury of the Wisława Szymborska Award considered his recent book W the best poetry volume in 2016, awarding Sendecki the Szyborska Prize.
Why writing about worn shoes of your son? Is menopause the right theme for a poem? Can you see universal truths looking at yourself? This is what the guests of the first day of the Milosz Festival discussed yesterday.
The leading motif of this year’s sixth edition is “Beginning with My Streets”. It is the title of a collection of Miłosz’s essays used as a pretext to look at the condition of contemporary man. So let’s begin!
Time for a great festival premiere! In cooperation with the publishing houses: a5, Mikołowski Institute, Lokator Media, Wydawnictwo Literackie and Wydawnictwo Znak, Polish translations of works by five foreign guests: Linn Hansén, Petr Hruška, Antjie Krog, Robert Pinsky and Joachim Sartorius. Books will be available from tomorrow in the bookstore "Bona".
“Beginning with my streets” - announcing the guests of the Miłosz Festival!
Four festival days filled with meetings with authors, debuts, and concerts, as well as reading and commenting poetry. On the 8th – 11th of June this year, Krakow is once again slated to become the world’s capital of poetry.