Wislanska Szymborska: the Poetics of Place
“for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality”
These words were written by Wislanska Szymborska who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. Among her many poems, she wrote “Museum” in 1962 in a poetry collection called “Salt” and “Archaeology” in 1986 in a poetry collection called “The People on the Bridge”. I find her poetry quite inspirational. Maybe I’ll have my friend Michael (not Ashley) set it to music and create something for our Remediated Places project with it. I’ll write and ask her if I can re-purpose it in this way.
To see a copy of “Museum” it is published, legally or illegally here