The third event in our “Poetry and Politics” series, this podcast is an unedited recording of an October 2006 event entitled Poetry and Nations, featuring Polish poet Julia Hartwig and American poet Rosanna Warren. Irena Grudzinska Gross, former director of the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University, moderated the conversation.
Julia Hartwig occupies a prominent place in the Polish literary landscape. She has been awarded numerous fellowships in France and the United States and has won the Jurzykowski Prize and the Thornton Wilder Prize from the Translation Center at Columbia University, as well as the Austrian Georg Trakl Prize for poetry. Hartwig has translated Apollinaire, Rimbaud, Max Jacob, Cendrars and Supervielle, and published studies of Apollinaire and Gerard de Nerval.
Rosanna Warren is Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Professor of the Humanities at Boston University. She is the author of Departure (2003); Stained Glass (1993), which was named the Lamont Poetry Selection by the Academy of American Poets; Each Leaf Shines Separate (1984); and Snow Day (1981). The recipient of many awards, in 1999 she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She is a contributing editor of Seneca Review and the poetry editor of Daedalus and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.