Julia Fiedorczuk

Julia Fiedorczuk

Polish poet, author of short stories, and translator. She is an adjunct at the University of Warsaw, and gives classes in American literature, literary theory and ecological critique. She has been recognised by the Polish Association of Book Publishers for the best debut of the year (2002). She is also a laureate of the Hubert Burda award for her verses published in the periodical “Manuskripte” (2005). She is the author of the poetry books “Listopad nad Narwią” (November on the Narew, 2000), “Bio” (2004), “Planeta rzeczy zagubionych” (Planet of Lost Things, 2006) and “Tlen” (Oxygen, 2009). In her poetry, she maintains an elegant, almost distinguished line of language, brushing against the boundary between man and other creatures (similarly to Szymborska), examining with the same interest the lives of people and those of beetles, bacteria, or plankton. In 2010 she also published her collection of prose “Poranek Marii i inne opowiadania” (Maria’s Morning and Other Stories) Fiedorczuk writes about injury, pain, and sexual violence, illustrating the moment when the life of her heroines (her works are frequently portraits of women) suddenly comes completely off the rails. Her characters dream of escaping their own bodies, which are their enemy. She writes in a remarkable way about the natural world and the fate of man. Nature is prominently featured in her works. She lives in Warsaw. She will lead the meeting entitled “Lyric Now! – American Poetry” with the participation of Jennifer Ashton, Andrzej Sosnowski, and Jacek Gutorow.