Grzegorz Kwiatowski

Grzegorz Kwiatowski is a Polish poet and member of psychedelic rock band Trupa Trupa. He is the author of several books of poetry revolving around the subjects of history, remembrance and ethics, and has been a beneficiary of numerous international literary programs and artist’s residencies. He co-hosts the University of Oxford workshop Virus of Hate, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Cambridge, the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Miroslaw Balka’s Studio of Spatial Activities at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. His music and literary works have been published and reviewed in The Guardian, Modern Poetry in Translation and Rolling Stone, among others.

6 Grzegorz Kwiatkowski Translations by Peter Constantine

In the summer of 2015, Grzegorz Kwiatkowski and his friend Rafal Wojczal made a gruesome discovery. Walking through the forest outside what was once the Stutthof Concentration Camp, where Kwiatkowski’s grandfather had been interned during the Second World War, the two young men came upon several thousand old shoes.

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