Touched by History: Politics and Poetics in the 1970s

Touched by History: Politics and Poetics in the 1970s

The Kosciuszko Foundation online programs present a webinar in the Polish Contemporary Literature series Touched by History: Politics and Poetics of the Polish New Wave Writers in the 1970s. 

In the late 1960s a new poetic formation emerged in Poland, known as “New Wave” or “Generation 1968”. The notable poets included Adam Zagajewski, Stanislaw Baranczak, Ryszard Krynicki, and Ewa Lipska.

In the second lecture devoted to athe “New Wave” poets, Jaroslaw Anders continues to discuss their common preoccupations and individual poetic voices that shaped the literary and political sensibilities in the last decades of communism in Poland. Hardly limited to political or social subjects, the poems explored the whole range of experience of their contemporaries while bearing the indelible mark of their collective condition. Their poetry absorbed and transformed the realities of their time into a rich fabric of references that remain relevant until the present day.

The webinar is co-organized together with the Polish Program at CUNY Hunter College.

More: KF online page with the program, webinar registration

This is a free public event.