Kornelijus Platelis, Ode to a Broken Vase and Other Poems

Kornelijus Platelis, Ode to a Broken Vase and Other Poems

Translation: Adam Pomorski i Rasa Rimickaitė
Editor: Magdalena Jankowska
Cover design: Jagoda Pecela
Publisher: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej

Oda na pękniętą wazę is a specially selected Polish-language collection of the poetic works of Kornelijus Platelis. It spans over 35 years of the work of the leading Lithuanian poet, beginning with his debut volume Słowa i dni (Words and Days) from 1980, and ending with his latest, award-winning tome Zjawiska krasowe (Karst Phenomena) from 2010. Thanks to the excellent translators, Adam Pomorski and Rasa Rimickaitė, we have the chance to meet a wide range of his contrasting, ironic and deeply erudite poetry, drawing both from the canon of the world as well as the tradition of Lithuanian modernism.