The New Polish Poetry – Thursday 8th February 2024

The New Polish Poetry


Judith E Wilson Drama Studio

Faculty of English

Thursday 8 February 2024



A reading (with translations) by the Polish poet

Mateusz Zaboklicki

plus two short contextualizing talks by Polish academics

Marta Koronkiewicz and Paweł Kaczmarski


Mateusz Żaboklicki is a Polish poet, playwright and photographer. He was born in 1991. He is the author of two books of poetry (“Nucić” in 2021 and “Letnisko” in 2023). He won the 2021 Iłłakowiczówna Prize and the Bierezin Special Award in 2019. He lives in Warsaw with his wife and children.

Żaboklicki has quickly become one of the most recognisable and unique voices of his generation, as well as a key representative of the so-called modernist revival in new Polish poetry. His work draws on a variety of conventions, genres, and traditions, linking them both to deeply personal narratives and a variety of aesthetic and philosophical interests that stem from his work in photography, his experience as a playwright, and his background as a Latin studies graduate. All this is underpinned by a subtle sense of humour that goes beyond obvious sarcasm or the immediacy of political satire.


Paweł Kaczmarski (Faculty of Letters, University of Wrocław) – Framing the Poem: Photography and Form in New Polish Poetry

Marta Koronkiewicz (Faculty of Letters, University of Wrocław) – Counting the Syllables: Uses of Classical Forms in Contemporary Polish Poetry

Although the Faculty of English building has step-free access, the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio is located in the basement of the building and therefore accessible via a stairwell.

Unfortunately, the Faculty lift is currently not available for use.

Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing any cold-like symptoms.

This event has been made possible with the support of a Judith E Wilson Fund Small Grants Award.