“Every Poet Has to Be Lonely”: A Conversation with Tomasz Różycki and His Translators

“Every Poet Has to Be Lonely”: A Conversation with Tomasz Różycki and His Translators

“Every Poet Has to Be Lonely”: A Conversation with Tomasz Różycki and His Translators

Różycki was first introduced to anglophone readers with Mira Rosenthal’s translation of a selected poems, followed by his sonnet collection Colonies, which won the 2014 Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Twelve Stations was published in Bill Johnston’s English translation in 2015 and won the Found in Translation Prize. Last year, Różycki appeared at the AWP conference to read and discuss his work with his translators and American poet Major Jackson.