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Adam Zagajewski: An Evening of Poetry


Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 6:00 pm

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Adam Zagajewski, Poland's greatest living poet, joined Cambridge Polish Studies at Trinity College for an evening of his poetry. Zagajewski read a selection of poems, followed by discussion and audience questions.

The event included the presentation of the Talkman Prize for Literary Translation for the best translation of a Polish poem into English by a student of Polish Studies at Cambridge, as well as readings by students.

Acclaimed translator of Polish literature, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, one of the competition judges, spoke about the challenges of literary translation.

We thank the Polish Cultural Institute in London for their kind support.



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Adam Zagajewski at the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Adam Zagajewski with Stanley Bill, Lecturer in Polish Studies at Cambridge, and a group of Cambridge students.

Stanley Bill, Lecturer in Polish Studies, University of Cambridge.

Antonia Lloyd-Jones, literary translator.

Adam Zagajewski and Antonia Lloyd Jones.

Adam Zagajewski presents prize for literary translation to Cambridge student Emily Larcombe.

Adam Zagajewski with literary translation prize winner Emily Larcombe.

Adam Zagajewski with literary translation prize winner Alex English.

Adam Zagajewski with literary translation prize winner Julia Wdowin.




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