Adam Zagajewski
Visiting Professor


Rm. 224C
Roy Cullen Bldg.

Ph: 3-2907

Adam Zagajewski, an associate professor of English in the Creative Writing Program since 1988, teaches a graduate poetry workshop and a literature course every spring semester. A native of Poland who is now a resident of Paris, he was an active dissident in Europe during the seventies, and he maintains a scholarly interest in the political and philosophical aspects of totalitarianism. Currently co-editor of Zeszyty Literackie (Literary Review) in Paris, he is a writer of international repute, with work that has been widely anthologized and published in Polish, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, German, Swedish, and Greek. In 2000 he was honored with Sweden's second annual Tomas Transtromer Prize, which followed previous international awards including the Prix de la Liberté (Paris), the Kurt Tucholsky Prize (Stockholm), the Koscielski-Foundation Prize (Geneva), a Berliner Kunstlerprogramm Fellowship (Berlin), an Echoing Green Foundation Prize, and Guggenheim and MacDowell Colony Fellowships.

A Thin Line (Published in Poland)
The Perfect Pitch (Published in West Germany)
Solidarity, Solitude (Ecco Press)
Tremor: Selected Poems (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Canvas (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Two Cities (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Mysticism for Beginners (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Another Beauty (Farrar Straus Giroux)
Without End: New and Selected Poems (Farrar Straus Giroux)

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