This selection, made by the author himself, draws from his English language collections - both in and out of print. Vivid, attentive to the world, the poems in this lucid translation share the vocation that allows us, in Zagajewki's words, 'to experience astonishment and to stop still in that astonishment for a long moment or two'.
Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov, Poland, in 1945. His most recent books are Canvas and Mysticism for Beginners, collections of poetry; and Two Cities and Another Beauty, collections of essays. He lives in Paris and Houston.