Wislawa Szymborska was born in Prowent, Poland (present-day Bnin, Kórnik, Poland) on July 2, 1923 (d. February 1, 2012). She was a poet, essayist and received the Nobel Prize for Literature. “Well-known in her native Poland, Wislawa Szymborska received international recognition when she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. In awarding the prize, the Academy praised her “poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality.” Collections of her poems that have been translated into English include People on a Bridge (1990), View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems (1995), and Monologue of a Dog (2005).” (Source: Poetry Foundation)
Wislawa Szymborska at www.nobelprize.org.
Wislawa Szymborska at the Poetry Foundation.
Wislawa Szymborska at www.poets.org.