Birth date: 1945-06-21
Adam Zagajewski's Books
I lived under a rock before I read Zagajewski.
Translated from Polish (by the incredible Cavanagh, of course) yet his words fall with a fluidity and natural, unforced style that really speaks to me. I really liked "Impossible" and "Corridor."
"Philosophers" is one of my very favorite poems, as bitter as it is. I saw Zagajewski in person last year, and thought him not only impeccable in mind but also in speech. He's very old and careful, yet there's a dynamism and sense of humor there that's really wonderful.