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Piotr Florczyk

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Piotr Florczyk

Piotr Florczyk is an award-winning poet, essayist, and translator of Polish poetry. His most recent books are poetry collections From the Annals of Kraków, Dwa tysiące słów, and East & West, as well as numerous volumes of translations, including Building the Barricade by Anna Świrszczyńska, which won the 2017 Found in Translation Award and the 2017 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets. He has taught creative writing and literature courses at many universities and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. For more info, please visit