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Grzegorz Kwiatkowski (b. 1984) – a Polish poet and musician.

Writing

An author of several books of poetry revolving around the subjects of history, remembrance, and ethics.

He is a member of PEN America and a European literature platform Versopolis.

He was a guest of several festivals such as the Oslo Internasjonale Poesifestival and the Lahti International Writers Reunion.

He has been a beneficiary of numerous international literary programs such as “Artist in Residence” in Vienna and “Styria Artist in Residence” in Graz.

Music

He is a member of the psychedelic rock band Trupa Trupa. Their music has been published by global record labels such as Sub Pop, Glitterbeat Records, Ici d’ailleurs, and Lovitt Records.

The band performed at such events as

  • Desert Daze Festival
  • Rockaway Beach Festival
  • SXSW
  • Primavera Sound
  • Iceland Airwaves

Trupa Trupa’s songs are regularly broadcast on major radio shows. The hosts include Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins. The band also recorded sessions for a legendary NPR Tiny Desk and BBC Radio 6.

Academic

Grzegorz Kwiatkowski co-hosts the workshop “Virus of Hate” at the University of Oxford.

He was also a guest lecturer at:

  • The University of California Berkeley
  • Stanford University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • The University of Chicago
  • Jewish Theological Seminary
  • The University of Haifa
  • The University of Cambridge and the Ted Hughes Society (“Crow at 50”)
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Western University
  • Kupferberg Holocaust Center of City University of New York
  • The Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
  • Jewish Historical Institute
  • The Galicia Jewish Museum
  • Miroslaw Balka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
  • University of Warsaw, Artes Liberales
  • Jagiellonian University, UNESCO Chair for Education about the Holocaust at the Institute of European Studies

Together with UCLA professor Vinay Lal, he began the series Sangam and Agora: A Forum of Poets, Philosophers, Scholars, and Autodidacts.

Together with University of Oxford professor Paul Lodge, he began the series It Sings Therefore We Are: Philosophy and Music in Conversation.

Media presence

His music and literary works have been published and reviewed in

  • The Guardian
  • New York Times [T Magazine/TMicronovel series]
  • Times of Israel
  • Genocide Studies and Prevention
  • Modern Poetry in Translation
  • World Literature Today
  • New Poetry In Translation
  • CBC
  • Pitchfork
  • Die Welt
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Rolling Stone
  • Newsweek
  • Billboard
  • Spin
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Times
  • NPR
  • BBC
  • KEXP.