"Landless No More": Acclaimed Poet Jerzy Jarniewicz, Professor Piotr Florczyk Featured in UW Daily

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Jerzy Jarniewicz, 2022, photo: Marcin Stępień / Agencja Wyborcza

From the UW Daily article, "Landless no more: Polish poet Jerzy Jarniewicz comes to campus to discuss new book," published on April 12, 2024.

“The sun was fulfilling, the finger nails dug into the ground, and the river, in defiance, was no longer a border.”

This is one of the many thought provoking lines of Jerzy Jarniewicz’s poetry collection. The acclaimed poet came to UW on April 8 for a reading from his new book, “Landless Boys.” Translated from Polish into English by Slavic language professor Piotr Florczyk, the poetry collection focused on Jarniewcz's personal life. Hosted by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the UW Polish Endowment Committee, and other groups, the event included a conversation between Jarniewicz and Florczyk about poetry, translation, and Polish literature. 

Read the full article on the UW Daily website.