Jerzy Jarniewicz

Jerzy Jarniewicz

Poet, translator, literary critic. Specialist in English Studies and philosopher by education, he teaches English Literature at the University of Warsaw and the University of Łódź. Editor of Literatura na Świecie, he cooperates with Gazeta Wyborcza, Tygodnik Powszechny, and Tygiel Kultury, as well as British literary periodicals Arieté and Poetry Review. Translator of novels (James Joyce, Philip Roth, Edmund White, etc.), essays (John Ashbery, Umberto Eco, Seamus Heaney, etc.), and poetry (Simon Armitage, Brian Patten, Craig Raine, etc.). In 1974, he debuted in the press, and in 1984, his first volume of poetry, entitled Korytarze, came out. In 2008, he was nominated for the Nike Literary Award for Znaki firmowe. Honoured with the Gold Cross of Merit, the Laurel of the Polish Book Chamber, and the Bronze Medal of Merit to Culture “Gloria Artis”. Member of the Polish Writers’ Association, Collegium Invisible, and the Committee on Literature Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2001, he became the vice-chairperson of the Programme Board of the National Cultural Centre. His most important publications include: Korytarze (1984), Rzeczy oczywistość (1992), Rozmowa będzie możliwa (1993), Są rzeczy których nie ma (1995), Niepoznaki (2000), Po śladach (2000), Dowód z tożsamości (2003), Oranżada (2005), Skądinąd (1977-2007) (2007), Makijaż (2009), Na dzień dzisiejszy i chwilę obecną (2012), and Wybór wiersza (2012). Jerzy Jarniewicz will discuss with Krzysztof Bartnicki on 25th October in The Pod Baranami Palace.Photo: Danuta Węgiel