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Penn Sound Page

GRZEGORZ WROBLEWSKI HAS A NEW PENN SOUND PAGE.
YIPPIE!!!
Mp3s of readings from London: 
Torriano reading series and Enemies project reading at Rich Mix. 
Also a reading I did of Grzegorz's poetry set to some basic music I whipped together.
Check it out:
http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Wroblewski.php






Painting: Grzegorz Wróblewski The Post-Literate (R)Evolution

A DARK DREAMBOX OF ANOTHER KIND

Shane Christmass

I like Shane Christmass.
Sunday Morning reads:
I’M NOT FAMILIAR WITH ALLAN GINSBURGH BUT HE LOOKS LIKE HE SMOKES A LOT OF WEED.

&
PUBIC HAIR A TANGLE $$$$$$$.

over at Housefire:
http://housefirebooks.com/deux-two-poems-by-shane-christmass/




Krzysztof Jaworski

CHECK OUT KRZYSZTOF JAWORSKI.

TERRIFIC POEMS OVER HERE. TRANSLATED BY BANJAMIN PALOFF


http://bettermagazine.org/004/krzysztofjaworski.html






Krzysztof Jaworski was born in Kielce, Poland, in 1966, and has written over a dozen books, including Irksome Pleasures: Collected Poems 1988–2008 and, most recently, To the Marrow, an avant-garde novel about his experience with cancer. He remains one of the most provocative poets in Poland today. Benjamin Paloff is the author of two collections of poems, And His Orchestra(2015) and The Politics (2011), and has translated several books from Polish, including Lodgings: Selected Poems of Andrzej Sosnowski (2011). He teaches literature and critical theory at theUniversity of Michigan.

Grzegorz Wroblewski and Amir (guitar)

The title is Schylek.
A poem from Grzegorz's first poetry collection Ciamkowatosc zycia (from 1992). 
Written in Warsaw in the beginning of 80's punk period.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x5iUrUaBxc


Grzegorz Wroblewski and Piotr Gwiazda in London

Grzegorz Wroblewski reading from his book Kopenhaga and Piotr Gwiazda reading his English translations. London. Torriano Reading Series. 9th Feb 2014.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axWyV2Ja3UE&feature=youtu.be



Wrogowie Grzegorz Wroblewki and Marcus Slease

As part of the Enemies project (www.weareenemies.com) Wrogowie celebrated contemporary Polish poetry in collaboration with British poetry on February 8th 2014 at the Rich mix arts centre in London. Six pairs of poets premiered original collaborative works specifically for this event. Supported by the Polish Institute and SSEES.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yuRzUnOYXk


THREAT LEVEL: POETRY

poetry "is in the margins, the fray, and the common places too. Some poets may attempt to harness and use the “PoBiz” for personal or professional gain, but it is at their own expense that they fail to grasp that poetry’s power extends far beyond one’s career or notions of fame. Poetry has the potential to undo us. That is its promise and its threat too. Adhere to a western-minded safety, as if this or that prescribed poetry is the only way to art, and you will succumb to a futile capitalist caste system that has no terms for the value poetry offers. It does not recognize poetry’s value—poetry is off its charts." (Amy King)

http://www.bostonreview.net/blog/amy-king-threat-level-poetry

THANK YOU AMY KING!!!


REVIEW OF KOPENHAGA IN THREE PERCENT

"What terrifies me in Denmark (the land of Bohr and Kierkegaard, a caring tolerate state, with a high standard of living, etc)? What terrifies me is homo sapiens. Also in Wilanów and other wholly innocent corners of the Earth. What terrifies me is homo sapiens." (Grzegorz Wroblewski)


Nice review of Grzegorz Wroblewski's Kopenhaga in Three Percent (University of Rochester):


http://www.rochester.edu/College/translation/threepercent/index.php?id=9472




Awesome Polish poets in London!!!

Wrogowie: February Sat 8th at the Rich Mix Arts Centre: 7pm doors. Free entry. http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/wrogowie-the-enemies-project-polish-poetry/ http://www.polishculture.org.uk/literature/events/news/article/wrogowie-the-enemies-project-2244.html Marcus Slease & Grzegorz Wróblewski Joanna Rzadowska & Francesca Lisette Ula Chowaniec & Amy Cutler Piotr Gwiazda & SJ Fowler Adam Zdrodowski & Philip Terry + Laura Elliott & Angus Sinclair
This saturday evening, the Enemies project presents Wrogowie: 5 pairs of poets from Poland & the UK premiering original collaborations, and beginning a year long engagement between contemporary Polish poets & their British peers in collaboration & translation. Featuring Polish poets travelling from America, Denmark and of course, Poland, this should be an exciting beginning to our focus on European poetry during the second year of Enemies. Wrogowie is co-curated by M…

Wiara by Grzegorz Wroblewski

Grzegorz Wroblewski and Amir (on guitar).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pk1Pr0AROI