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Monday, 12.06.2017

”I assure you, writing makes sense”

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”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.  W stands for Warsaw. Or for weaving memories. Or perhaps watching sights. On Saturday evening Marcin Sendecki received one of the most important Polish poetry awards - the Wisława Szymborska Award -- for his volume with the shortest possible title. On Sunday morning he met with readers in the Bishop Erazm Ciołek Palace, a branch of the National Museum in Krakow, this year’s Festival Centre. It was the second meeting with the author. For the first time he talked about W on Saturday, not knowing yet that his volume would be found the best poetry book of last year....