I Wrote Stone: The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuscinski

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Bringing together for the first time in English a selection of poems from his two previously published collections, Kapuscinski offers up a thoughtful, philosophical verse, often aphoristic in tone and structure, that is engaged politically, morally, and viscerally with the world around him. Translated from the Polish.
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I Wrote Stone: The Selected Poetry of Ryszard Kapuscinski

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Overview


Bringing together for the first time in English a selection of poems from his two previously published collections, Kapuscinski offers up a thoughtful, philosophical verse, often aphoristic in tone and structure, that is engaged politically, morally, and viscerally with the world around him. Translated from the Polish.
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"Even faced with his oncoming death, a swift bout with cancer, Kapuscinski could not help but retain his tone or reportage. He touches upon the great fear of death with a surprisingly unbiased touch even as the lines are imbued with emotion by the reader, who knows the inevitability and is faced with a posthumous message from beyond."&#8212Bookslut

"I Wrote Stone" shows us a chronicler of chaos in one of those moments when he has turned off his journalistic processes and given himself up to something else."&#8212LA Times

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Ryszard Kapuscinski: Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland’s most celebrated journalist and author, was born in 1932. His first book, Busz po polsku [Bush in Polish] appeared in 1962 and was an immediate bestseller. Many of his later works, which include The Emperor, Another Day of Life, The Soccer War, Shah of Shahs, Imperium, The Shadow of the Sun and Travels with Herodotus, have been translated into 31 languages and become part of the modern canon. He was, moreover, a poet, and published his poetry throughout his fifty-year writing career. One of the most acclaimed writers of our time, Kapuscinski died in Warsaw in January 2007.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Notebook

Tatars' Wasteland 17

Notebook 18

Ecology 21

Language 22

Sculptor from Ashanti 24

On Exhibit: "Photographs of Polish Peasants Prior to 1944" 25

Nights in Africa 26

Anastasius Speaks about the Monastery 28

Cudgel 29

Cloud 30

How Many More Worlds? 31

Lash 32

The Poet Arnold Slucki on New World Street 33

Poets 34

Already 35

They 36

A Dream 38

Ravens 41

A Conversation with J. 42

Yogi Ramamurti 44

Professor Kant 46

A Note 47

The elderly gent ... 49

A Choice 50

To locate the true word ... 51

Why ... 52

The Laws of Nature

Perhaps the greatest thing ... 55

The Laws of Nature 56

I Wrote Stone 57

Discoveries 58

From the recesses of memory ... 59

Oxford 62

A leaf ... 63

BritRail to Wales 64

Geography 65

Roots have vertically ... 66

Rosary 67

Suffering and Guilt 68

On the Passing of a Poet 69

She 70

Ecce Homo 71

Anyway 72

God Keeps Silent 73

Magellan Reaches Tierra del Fuego 74

Dispatch from the Other World 75

The man who ... 76

Natures Almanac 77

To find you, the lost man ... 80

Biblical Parable 81

A Soldier, 1975 83

Adam and Eve 83

I withdrew so far from myself ... 84

Last poems

January 24, 2006 in L'Ampolla 87

Illness 88

You'll never make up ... 89

In Lieu of a Prayer 90

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