Joanna Orska is a critic and literary scholar. She works at the Institute of Polish Philology at the University of Wrocław in the Department of Polish Literature after 1918. She conducts critical literary workshops with the specialization of Literary and Art Criticism and editorial workshops with the specialization of Culture and Text Practice. She is mainly interested in the latest poetry. Author of the books: Avant-garde breakthrough in 20th century modernism in Poland (2004), Liric Narratives. New trends in Polish poetry 1989-2006 (2006) and the Republic of poets. Poetry and Politics in Critical Practice (2013). She published in “Text Two”, “Odra”, “Creativity”, “The Literary Decade”, “FA-art”, “LITERZE”. Juror of the Sakharov Prize. Wisława Szymborska.

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