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Grzegorz Wroblewski interview with Gilbert Wesley Purdy

Fantastic interview with Grzegorz Wroblewski by Gilbert Wesley Purdy over here:

http://www.eclectica.org/v18n2/purdy_wroblewski_interview.html

Grzegorz is currently in a plane flying to New York for his American tour. Go see him if you are on the East Coast of the U.S.

A rarity for sure!!

(painting by Grzegorz Wroblewski: Muzeum 1 Kolyska Cindy)



Grzegorz Wroblewski and Piotr Gwiazda reading tour events in the U.S. during the month of April:

Friday, April 4, Poetry and Translation: A Conversation with Grzegorz Wróblewski and Piotr Gwiazda. Columbia University, East Central European Center and Department of Slavic Languages, 4 p.m., International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, Room 1219, New York, New York.

Sunday, April 6, Cambridge Public Library, 2 p.m., 449 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Monday, April 7, A Poet, His Translator, and His Paintings: Readings from Kopenhaga. Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Literary Arts & Studies and Division of Liberal Arts, 7 p.m., Chace Center Auditorium, 20 North Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island.

Tuesday, April 8, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 7:30 p.m. Herter Hall, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts.

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