Benjamin Paloff, a poetry editor at Boston Review, teaches at the University of Michigan. His most recent translation is Marek Bienczyk's Tworki (Northwestern).
Polish poetry has been captive to our most flattering verdicts about history.
New collections by Adam Zagajewski and Julia Hartwig suggest that postwar Polish verse can't be reduced to "poetry of witness."
In a new collection of poems by the mentally ill Czech dissident Ivan Blatný, the world and the poet's interpretations of it are continuously transforming.
This past March, on the closing day of an international literary conference held in Krakow, Poland, an elderly woman stood up before hundreds of scholars and admirers gathered to mark the 100th b
In 1964 an important if somewhat obscure Polish writer and public intellectual named Aleksander Wat arrived at the University of California, Berkeley, and began the work that would eventually bec