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Series: NYRB Poets
Publication Date: November 14, 2017
Our Life Grows
by Ryszard Krynicki, translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles, afterword by Adam Michnik
Krynicki has a rare gift of naming things even in shortest poems; he goes straight to the essence. Among Polish poets and readers he has the reputation of a master, of an archer who never misses.
His dense verbal play, his allusive language, was always a way of challenging official speech and ideology, normative language, normative feeling.