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Grzegorz Kwiatkowski in conversation with translator Peter Constantine

Join us for a coffee break conversation as we celebrate the publication of Crops, the latest chapbook in Rain Taxi’s OHM Editions series, a stunning collection of verse by the award-winning Polish poet and musician Grzegorz Kwiatkowski! In this heart-rending work, so beautifully translated into English by Peter Constantine, Kwiatkowski warns “We must not forget our tragic past because it might well return.” At this special launch event, Kwiatkowski and Constantine will read from and discuss the history that informs these poems, as well as the role poetry can play in offering testimony and hope in our troubled world.

Wednesday, November 10, 3:00 pm Central

Sam Lipsyte about “Crops”

The great writer and post punk musician Sam Lipsyte talks about “Crops”:

“These poems are brutal, strangely exquisite, and, unfortunately, still necessary. With his words and his music and his relentless campaign of stark honesty and regenerative connection, Grzegorz Kwiatkowski is a genuine glimmer of hope in a darkening world.”


On November 1st book “Crops” translated by professor Peter Constantine will be published by Rain Taxi. The book is accompanied by blurbs by Imani Perry, Sam Lipstyle, Cynthia Zarin and Richard Deming.

Stanford University

Stanford University cordially invites you to “I Say It Burns: Poet / post-rock musician Grzegorz Kwiatkowski in Conversation with Cynthia Haven”. The meeting will be held on Friday, October 8.