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Night Truck Driver: 49 Poems
Contributor(s): Świetlicki, Marcin (Author), Wojcik-Leese, Elżbieta (Translator)

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ISBN: 1938890809     ISBN-13: 9781938890802
Publisher: Zephyr Press
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: February 2020
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Annotation: One of the most versatile and rebellious poets in Poland, Swietlicki takes us into streets, cafes, rooms, and conversations where — with his signature dark glasses — he ponders metaphysical questions in the minutiae of daily life. These are poems about life, forgiveness, communication, love, death, and time: in the slit of a mailbox, he sees “Not the light but / the galloping Now.” The poems have an urban edge and bite, and Swietlicki has recorded many of them as lyrics with his rock band. The collection, his first to be translated into English, culls work from all twelve of his published volumes.
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- Poetry | European - General
- Poetry | Subjects & Themes - Places
Physical Information: 120 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Marcin Swietlicki (born 1961, Lublin) is a poet, crime writer and musician who has published twelve poetry collections, and writes most of the lyrics for two rock bands he regularly performs with. He co-edited (with Marcin Baran and Marcin Sendecki) the poetry anthology Dlugie pozegnanie. Tribute to Raymond Chandler (The Long Goodbye. Tribute to Raymond Chandler). He has received several major awards, including the 1996 Koscielski Foundation Prize, the Silesius Wroclaw Poetic Award (2012) and the Lublin Poetical Stone Award (2014), for lifetime achievement.
 
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