I'm Half of Your Heart
New and Selected Poems, 1967–2017
- PUBLISHED: November 2018
- SUBJECT LISTING: Literature / Poetry
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 150 Pages, 5 x 8 in x 0in
- ISBN: 9780999199428
In more than seventy poems gathered in I’m Half of Your Heart: Selected Poems, 1967–2017, we encounter a poet who is as politically outspoken as he is lyrically private. Fascinated by the quotidian bric-a-brac, keenly attuned to the plight of the less fortunate among us, and immersed in timeless philosophical, historical, and aesthetic peregrinations, Kornhauser remains our contemporary by speaking loud and clear about what it is that makes us human. This career-spanning volume provides readers in the English-speaking world with the largest ever selection of poems by one of Poland’s premier poets.
Authors & Contributors
Julian Kornhauser, born in 1946 in Gliwice, is a Polish poet, prose writer, literary critic, essayist, translator, and professor emeritus of Slavic languages and literatures at the Jagiellonian University. One of the most prominent representatives of the New Wave or Generation ’68 literary movement, he was active in underground political activities during the Communist period and signed the “Letter of 59” against changes to the Constitution of the People's Republic of Poland that would see the country align closer with USSR. He lives in Kraków. Piotr Florczyk’s most recent books are East & West, a volume of poems, and two volumes of translations, My People & Other Poems by Wojciech Bonowicz, and Building the Barricade by Anna Swirszczynska. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is a doctoral candidate at the University of Southern California.