POLISH LITERATURE
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CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

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KEY TO SYMBOLS USED IN ENTRIES

  Currently or recently in-print book.        Online material (clickable link).        
  Out-of-print book.                                 Material in video format.
  Material in periodical format.               Material in audio format.
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Zofia Badura (1954 - )
list bullet  7 Poems. Trans. Regina Grol. Ambers Aglow: An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry. Ed. Regina Grol. Host Publications. 1996. Polish and English.



Edward Balcerzan (1937 - )
list bullet  "A Man Ready to be Programmed." Trans. Jolanta Raczko. The New Polish Poetry: A Bilingual Collection. Ed. Milne Holton and Paul Vangelisti. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1978. 88-89.



Józef Baran (1947 - )
  "The House with Open Walls." Trans. Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough. Lyric Poetry Review No. 6.
  "I am foremost a poet . . ." Trans. Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough. AGNI (2004).



Marcin Baran (1963 - )
list bullet  2 Poems. Przekładaniec Special Issue: Contemporary Polish Writing. 2001.
list bullet  3 Poems. Chicago Review 46.3-4 Special Issue on New Polish Writing. (Fall 2000).


   "Hot Embitterments." Trans. Tadeusz Pióro. Jacket 29 (Apr. 2006).



Stanisław Barańczak (1946 - )
list bullet  2 Poems. Chicago Review 46.3-4 Special Issue on New Polish Writing. (Fall 2000).


list bullet  3 Poems. Against Forgetting: Twentieth Century Poetry of Witness. Ed. Carolyn Forché. Norton. 1993.
list bullet  5 Poems. Postwar Polish Poetry: An Anthology. 3rd. ed. Ed. Czesław Miłosz. University of California Press. 1983.
  7 Poems. Trans. Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh. Jan Rybicki's Modern Polish Poetry.
list bullet  Breathing Under Water and Other East European Essays. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1990.
list bullet  "Empty." Trans. Jolanta Raczko and Danuta Gabryś. The New Polish Poetry: A Bilingual Collection. Ed. Milne Holton and Paul Vangelisti. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1978. 102-103.
  "The Longevity of Butchers." Trans. Lillian Vallee Periphery 1.1 (April 1995).
  "Or the Current Resident." Trans. Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh Lingo 7 (Autumn 1997).
list bullet  "Polish Poetry." The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Ed. Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1993. 954-960.
list bullet  "The Revenge of the Mortal Hand." Polish Writers on Writing. Ed. Adam Zagajewski. San Antonio, TX: Trinity University Press. 2007. 241-247.
list bullet  "A Special Time." Trans. Magnus Jan Kryński. The Polish Review 23.1 (Winter 1978): 76-77. br>  "Spiderweb." Trans. Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh. AGNI 52 (2000).
  "Stanislaw Baranczak and the Generation of '68 in Poland: An Interview": excerpt. Philip Fried. The Manhattan Review 2.1.
  "These Words." Trans. not identified. The Manhattan Review 2.1.
list bullet  "The Three Magi." The Gospels in Our Image: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Poetry Based on Biblical Texts. Ed. David Curzon. Harcourt. 1995.
list bullet  "Tongue-tied Eloquence: Notes on Exile, Language, and Writing." Four Decades of Polish Essays. Ed. Jan Kott. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. 1990. 337-348.
list bullet  "Voice Coaching." Trans. Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh. Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation 7.2 (Summer 1999). 112-114.
  "Where Did I Wake Up." Trans. Clare Cavanagh. Words Without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature (March 2004).


Henryk Bardijewski (1932 - )
list bullet  "The Show." Trans. Regina Grol-Prokopczyk. The Polish Review 19.2 (Spring 1974): 93-112.



Zbigniew Barteczka (1969 - )
list bullet  No English translations of his work appear to be in print at this time.



Marek Baterowicz (1944 - )
  2 Poems. Trans. Ryszard Reisner. Modern Poetry in Translation New Series 18 (2001).


  9 Poems. Trans. Ryszard J. Reisner. Ars Interpres: An International Journal of Poetry, Translation & Art. No. 4.


Jerzy Bauer (1936 - )
list bullet  "Auschwitz Elegy." Trans. Adam A. Zych and Andrzej Diniejko. The Auschwitz Poems. Ed. Adam A. Zych. Oświecim, Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 1999. 22.



Roman Bąk (1958 - )
list bullet  "35 years are already gone by . . ." Trans. Adam A. Zych and Andrzej Diniejko. The Auschwitz Poems. Ed. Adam A. Zych. Oświecim, Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 1999. 23.



Czesław Bednarczyk (1912-1994)
list bullet  Kubus: My Friend the Cat. Trans. M. Watson. London: Poets & Painters Press, 1988. Board book.
list bullet  Poems. Trans. Anthony Graham and Kris Long. London: Poets & Painters Press, 1991.
list bullet  A Year Later: Selected Poems. Trans. Magda Czajkowska, Anthony Graham, and Kris Long. London: Poets and Painters Press, 1996.



Edwin Bendyk (1965 - )
list bullet  No English translations of his work appear to be in print at this time.



Urszula Benka (1955 - )
list bullet  6 Poems. Trans. Regina Grol. Ambers Aglow: An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry. Ed. Regina Grol. Host Publications. 1996. Polish and English.


  10 Poems. Trans. Donald Pirie. Jan Rybicki's Modern Polish Poetry.



Stanisław Benski (1922 - )
list bullet  2 Stories. Trans. Walter Arndt. Contemporary Jewish Writing in Poland. Ed. Antony Polonsky and Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 2001.


list bullet  Missing Pieces: Stories. Trans. Walter Arndt. San Diego: Harcourt. 1990, 1992.



Zofia Beszczyńska (1951 - )
  10 Poems. Trans. not identified. Zofia Beszczyńska.



Miłosz Biedrzycki (aka MLB) (1967 - )
list bullet  3 Poems. Chicago Review 46.3-4 Special Issue on New Polish Writing. (Fall 2000).




Krzysztof Bielecki (1960 - )
list bullet  No English translations of his work appear to be in print at this time.



Joanna Bielobradek (Andrea Morro) (1943 - )
  3 Poems. Trans. Ralph Bielobradek and Jesse Glass. Perihelion 11.8 (2003).


list bullet  3 Poems. The Auschwitz Poems. Ed. Adam A. Zych. Oświecim, Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 1999.


Dawid Bieńkowski (1963 - )
list bullet  No English translations of his work appear to be in print at this time.



Maria Bigoszewska (1951 - )
list bullet  7 Poems. Trans. Regina Grol. Ambers Aglow: An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry. Ed. Regina Grol. Host Publications. 1996. Polish and English.



Wacław Biliński (1921-1999)
list bullet  "The Statement." Trans. not identified. Polish Perspectives 29.3 (1986): 21-32.



Halina Birenbaum (1929 - )
list bullet  9 Poems. The Auschwitz Poems. Ed. Adam A. Zych. Oświecim, Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 1999.


  10 Works. Zwoje: The Scrolls.

  "Achmed." Trans. William Brand. Dialogue: Platform for Jewish-Polish Dialogue.
list bullet  Hope is the Last to Die: A Coming of Age Under Nazi Terror. Trans. David Welsh, Elaine Morton, Dosia Dyrcz-Freeman. M.E. Sharpe, 1996.
  "Life as Hope." Trans. Josef Holender and Andres M. Kobos. Holocaust Survivors' Network.
  Sounds of a Guilty Silence: Selected Poems. Trans. June Friedman. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Centrum Dialogu. 1997. [Scroll down the page past the poem "Tears" to reach the table of contents of the book, from which the poems can be accessed.]


Jan Błoński (1931-2009)
list bullet  "The Poor Poles Look at the Ghetto." Four Decades of Polish Essays. Ed. Jan Kott. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. 1990. 222-235.



Jacek Bocheński (1926 - )
list bullet  No English translations of his work appear to be in print at this time.



Marianna Bocian (1942-2003)
list bullet  7 Poems. Trans. Regina Grol. Ambers Aglow: An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry. Ed. Regina Grol. Host Publications. 1996. Polish and English.




Krzysztof Janusz Boczkowski (1936 - )
list bullet  2 Poems. The Auschwitz Poems. Ed. Adam A. Zych. Oświecim, Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 1999.




Anna Bolecka (1951 - )
list bullet  White Stone: excerpt. Przekładaniec Special Issue: Contemporary Polish Writing. 2001.

Wojciech Bonowicz (1967 - )
list bullet  2 Poems. Chicago Review 46.3-4 Special Issue on New Polish Writing. (Fall 2000).




Katarzyna Borun-Jagodzińska (1956 - )
  5 Poems. Artful Dodge.


  "Fidelio II." Trans. not identified. Poetry International 3.
list bullet  Pocket Apocalypse. Trans. Gerry Murphy. Cork, IE: Southword Editions. Cork Translation Series. 2005.


Kazimierz Brakoniecki (1952 - )
No English translations of his work appear to exist at this time.



Roman Brandstaetter (1906-1987)
list bullet  10 Poems. Trans. not identified. Polish Perspectives 28.4 (1985).


list bullet  The Prodigal: a Play in Three Acts. Trans. E.S. Wujastyk and Dorothy Fuller. London. Manuscript. 1950s.


Barbara Brandys (1931 - )
list bullet  9 Poems. Trans. Regina Grol. Ambers Aglow: An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry. Ed. Regina Grol. Host Publications. 1996. Polish and English.



Kazimierz Brandys (1916 - 2000)
list bullet  "The Defense of the Granada." Trans. Norbert Gutermann. The Broken Mirror: A Collection of Writings from Contemporary Poland. New York: Random House. 1958. 30-75.
list bullet  "The Defence of the 'Granada'." Trans. Jadwiga Zwolska. Contemporary Polish Short Stories. Ed. Andrzej Kijowski. Warsaw: Polonia Publishing. 1960. 67-127.
list bullet  "Ladies and Gentlemen." Trans. Celina Wieniewska. The Modern Polish Mind. Ed. Maria Kuncewicz. London: Secker & Warburg. 1962. 239-264.
list bullet  Samson. Dir. Andrzej Wajda. 1961.



Marian Brandys (1912 - 1998)
list bullet  No English translations of his work appear to be in print at this time.



Roman Bratny (Roman Mularczyk) (1921 - )
list bullet  "Auschwitz." Trans. Adam A. Zych and Andrzej Diniejko. The Auschwitz Poems. Ed. Adam A. Zych. Oświecim, Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 1999. 53.



Kazimierz Braun (1936 - )
  Day of Witness: Foreword, Ch. 5, Ch. 8. Trans. Christopher Adam Zakrzewski. The Sarmatian Review 21.1 (Jan. 2001).
list bullet  Theater Directing -- Art, Ethics, Creativity. Mellen Press. 2000.



Marzena Broda (1966 - )
list bullet  5 Poems. Trans. Regina Grol. Ambers Aglow: An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry. Ed. Regina Grol. Host Publications. 1996. Polish and English.


  9 Poems. Jan Rybicki's Modern Polish Poetry.
list bullet  "In a Provincial Cinema." Trans. Ela Kotkowska-Atkinson. Chicago Review 46.3-4 Special Issue on New Polish Writing. (Fall 2000): 239.


Andrzej Brycht (1935-1998)
list bullet  Zoom: a Novel . Trans. Kevin Windle. Toronto: Simon & Pierre. 1978.



Ernest Bryll (1935 - )
  3 Poems. Trans. Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh. Jan Rybicki's Modern Polish Poetry.


list bullet  3 Poems. Postwar Polish Poetry: An Anthology. 3rd. ed. Ed. Czesław Miłosz. University of California Press. 1983.
list bullet  "Beard." Trans. Sylvester Domański. The New Polish Poetry: A Bilingual Collection. Ed. Milne Holton and Paul Vangelisti. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1978. 68-69.


Mieczysława Buczkówna-Jastrunowa (1924 - )
list bullet  2 Poems. The Auschwitz Poems. Ed. Adam A. Zych. Oświecim, Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. 1999.



Józef Bujnowski (1910-2001)
No English translations of his work appear to exist at this time.



Andrzej Busza (1938 - )
list bullet  Astrologer in the Underground. Trans. Lillian Boraks-Nemetz and Michael Bullock. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 1970.
list bullet  "Old Men." [Poem] Mission, British Columbia: Barbarian Press. 1980.
list bullet  "Woman with Cello and Foxes." Trans. Florian Śmieja. In: Florian Śmieja, "The Kontynenty Group of Poets," Queens Slavic Papers, vol. 1. Ed. Thomas E. Bird and others. Flushing, NY: Queens College Press, 1973. 58-59. In English and Polish.



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