Inprint | True Life: A Celebration of Poet Adam Zagajewski

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 7:30pm
The Menil Collection--
1533 Sul Ross
Houston, TX 77006

DACAMERA and Inprint join forces in this heartfelt celebration of the life and work of Polish poet Adam Zagajewski (1945-2021), prize-winning writer of international renown.

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Through his insightful and quietly radiant poems, Zagajewski acquired loyal readers around the world; and as a member of the UH Creative Writing Program faculty, journeying to Houston from Paris and later Krakow each spring for 18 years, he leaves a vibrant legacy of friends, students, and colleagues across the U.S.

Pianist Sarah Rothenberg and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton interweave the music that inspired many of Zagajewski’s poems with readings of his luminous poetry.  Readers will include celebrated poet and author Edward Hirsch, president of the Guggenheim Foundation; Rich Levy, executive director of Inprint; and community leader and friend, Lillie Robertson.  The publication in 2023 of Zagajewski’s last collection, True Life, offers us the occasion to discover new poems from this “indispensable” poet whose work celebrates “those rare moments when we catch a glimpse of the world from which all labels have been unpeeled…” (Charles Simic, The New York Review of Books). According to Mary Oliver, Zagajewski is ”the most pertinent, impressive, and meaningful poet of our time.”

True Life: Poems By Adam Zagajewski, Clare Cavanagh (Translated by) Cover Image
By Adam Zagajewski, Clare Cavanagh (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780374601560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 21st, 2023