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Ewa Lipska

Ewa Lipska was born in Cracow in 1945 and presently has returned to live there. Lipska has won the Koscielski Prize (1973), the Polish PEN Club award for her literary contribution (1993), the Jurzykowski Foundation Prize (1993) and more recently, the ‘Wawrzyn Literacki’ (2002) for the best book of the year for ‘Sklepy zoologiczne’ (Shops For Pets) and the ‘Odra Prize’ in 2004.
Collections of her verse have been translated into 15 languages; among others English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German Hebrew and Swedish. 
Ewa Lipska has published 14 books of poetry, beginning with her 1967 Wiersze [Poems] and most recently, Gdzie Indziej [Somewhere Else].
Originally identified to some extent with the ‘New Wave’ of poets in the late 1960’s, Lipska’s work has always in some form carried an integral concern for the individual’s fate in the immediate world around him coupled with an exploration of man’s emotional interior. Recognised as one of Poland’s major poets, Lipska’s poetry is a vital contribution to literary sensibilities and literature in general with its innovative use of simple language to create new forms of reasoning the world within and without.


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