Wisława Szymborska, a Polish poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1996, would have been celebrating her 100th birthday in 2023.
Right on time for Children’s Day, in this episode of The Debrief we speak to Michał Rusinek, writer and former secretary to Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska about literature for kids.
European Commission spokeswoman Marta Wieczorek, during a European Commission (EC) conference on Monday, recited the poem "Nothing Twice" by Polish Nobel Prize winner Wisława Szymborska.
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.
A Polish music concert at Carnegie Hall and the unveiling of a relief depicting an icon of Polish independence, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, at the Polish Slavic Center dominated Sunday celebrations in New York of the centenary of Poland regaining independence.
The Nobel laureate may have passed away in 2012, but her legacy is just as relevant as ever.