Ewa Chru¶ciel
In 2003 Studium published her first book in Polish. Her second book in Polish is forthcoming in 2009. Her manuscript in English was a finalist in Alice James Poetry Contest and in Dana Awards. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals such as Odra, Zeszyty literackie, Studium, Nowa Okolica Poetow in Poland; Poetry Wales and Rzeczpospospolita Kulturalna in England; Il Giornale in Italy. Her poetry was also featured in Boston Review (poet's sampler), Process, Lana Turner, hot metal bridge, Mandorla, Canary, Rhino, American Letters and Commentary, Colorado Review etc. Her translations of poetry appeared in numerous journals and two anthologies of Polish poetry in English translations: Carnivorous Boy, Carnivorous Bird and Six Polish Poets. She is a Prof. of Humanities at Colby-Sawyer College.
***S± ludzie o tak pełnym życiu
S± ludzie o tak pełnym życiu
Rosn± samotnie
I druga połowa byłaby stężeniem
mocy aż do eksplozji
To ludzie niepełni dobieraj± się w pary
Maj± serca proste, ubogie, pochylone
w zależno¶ć

Straszna jest pełnia
Wymaga pojedynczo¶ci
Author's log
26-06-09 21:59
koszaɫki opaɫki. facecje ɫgarskie. ɫajno marcepanowe. to jakby szyszkę poɫkn±ć. aż trójpot będzie szedɫ. z sylab± na sɫońce. kiedy kawki ¶pi±. naparɫa się i¶ć na odpust. gęsi kaczorami być nie mog±. do wolej się z ni± namówiɫa. ospaɫa od cudzego spania, jak nie pierdnie za co nagrody wygrywa, pierdelowe powrósɫa. za mɫodu wronami karmiona. musi pić kto pragnie wszystko zrobi i do gómna zwiezie
08-06-09 10:31
What a beautiful Yinguo owl which nests on Ginkgo Biloba trees perched briskly in my mailbox! Who could lacerate it? Not even a fierce editor like me! After all, the editors are human species who show themselves to be human, as Higginson once wrote in Atlantic Monthly. It is well enough to remember this fact, when you approach Me. I am not a gloomy despot, no Nemesis or Rhadamanthus (...) draw near me, therefore, with soft approaches & mild persuasions. Meanwhile, on a more personal note, I'm terribly jealous because I know that the fact that I haven't heard from you in months means that you have no need of my odd impossible companionship because you have two or three new boys. Either that or you fought a duel with Kasia and you lost. Sorry if that's the case. Please let me know where to send flowers. P.S. 1. I had a sexy dream about you today. In this dream you were not even afraid of me. The details are my own. P.S. 2. I don’t know what else to say! Perhaps I would gain more respect I've long deserved and your timely response, if I were to have a short essay come out in Playboy. Yes, Playboy. Snort at my dreams if you like, but I if I did get published there, I may receive an invitation to the Playboy mansion. I would be sitting with the bunnies while you shiver in the New England snow. P.S. 3. Plus, the Playboy credentials would make me very expensive as a campus visitor now. It would make me quite chic. How do you like that?
08-06-09 10:27
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