Ambers Aglow

An Anthology of Contemporary Polish Women's Poetry
edited and translated by Regina Grol

8.5" x 5.5"
440 pages

The most expansive anthology of its kind, Ambers Aglow features the work of 30 of Poland's most influential and talented female poets, including Nobel Prize winner Wisława Szymborska. Ambers Aglow gives a vivid portrait of Poland's political and cultural world—before, during and after the fall of Communism. This poignant and powerful collection offers the reader an opportunity to experience the joys, sorrows and humanity of these gifted writers. Featuring the original Polish poems alongside English translations by Regina Grol, this is the seminal collection of an underappreciated body of work.

As the recent award of the Nobel Prize to Wisława Szymborska has shown, Polish women's poetry constitutes a powerful body of literature, which deserves to be better known in the West. This judiciously chosen and excellently translated anthology illustrates the range of that poetry, its stylistic variety and interest. An important and richly rewarding collection.

– Eva Hoffman

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