Among her achievements, Halina Konopacka, who always wore a red beret while competing, and had a model-like body shape, took Poland to its first Olympic gold in 1928.
Cutting her poetic teeth in the late 1940s and early 50s, like many of her artistic peers, she was forced to balance her individual freedom with the socialist line of the country’s communist government which she would later renounce as her works began to dwell on philosophical themes and obsessions.
On the 78th birthday of one of Poland’s most important female singers, TFN’s Jacek Borowski looks back at the career of Ewa Demarczyk and asks ‘Why did she disappear’?
The festival seeks to support the “long tradition of singing beautiful poetry in Poland,” says organiser Michał Zabłocki.
The Nobel laureate may have passed away in 2012, but her legacy is just as relevant as ever.
Thousands of literary and poetry lovers have recently arrived in Krakow to take part in the "Miłosz Festival" - the largest celebration of poetry in Poland and in Central Europe, taking place in Kraków until June 14.