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Czes?aw Mi?osz – A Centenary Celebration

Czes?aw Mi?osz – A Centenary Celebration
Samuel Beckett Theatre / Saturday 28 May / 7.30pm
keynote speech by Adam Zagajewski with contributions by Seamus Heaney, Dennis O’Driscoll, Julie O’Callaghan and Gerard Smyth.

Polish Nobel laureate Czes?aw Mi?osz was one of the most significant poets of the 20th century. In this centenary celebration of his life and work, four Irish poets choose, read and discuss a Mi?osz poem that holds particular resonance for them. First, setting the scene with a keynote speech is fellow Polish poet, Nobel nominee and Mi?osz scholar Adam Zagajewski, described by Pulitzer prize-winner Mary Oliver as ‘the most pertinent, impressive, meaningful poet of our time.’

The life and writings of Czes?aw Mi?osz were shaped by some of the defining moments of the 20th century. He witnessed the October Revolution and First World War as a child. Later, in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, he became a central figure in the literary underground. After the Warsaw Uprising he sought asylum abroad, first in France and then in California. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981. The Mi?osz canon straddles various genres, yet it is his poetry that is his lasting legacy — informed as much by the literary and metaphysical as by exile and political conscience.

In association with the Embassy of Poland.
Tickets EURO 15/EURO 12.50 concession
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