Join us and celebrate the launch of the Polish Language poetry collection at Manchester Poetry Library.
This event follows on from the highly successful Radość Pisania: Manchester Polish Poetry Festival 2018. Hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and introduced by Bohdan Piasecki, poets from the UK and Poland will discuss and respond to work in the brand new collection. Our guests will also make their own recommendations, and we hope you will join the discussion with questions and suggestions of your own!
We’re looking forward to welcoming:
Antosh Wojcik: A poet, sound artist, drummer and member of the FWRDMTN creative house. His cross-disciplinary performance piece, How To Keep Time: A Drum Solo for Dementia, was commissioned by Penned in the Margins and toured the UK & internationally in 2019. He led the poetry and sound course ‘Soundtext’, for The Poetry School, 2020, which prompted writers to fuse text and sound making principles in their work. His writing has appeared in anthologies published by Bad Betty Press and Nine Arches Press.
Kamila Janiak: A Polish poet and vocalist. As a musician she uses name Daisy Kowalsky. For her poetry book ‘Poems against Humanity’ she was nominated for Wisława Szymborska Poetry Award 2019 and Silesius Poetry Award 2019. In 2021, she was granted Warsaw City art scholarship to work on her first novel ‘Murdered Beatles’. She sings and writes lyrics in Krůk (ritual, electronica, post-rock), Das Moon (electro-industrial) and We Hate Roses (grunge).