Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is the daughter of a noble Polish family impoverished by Communism imposed upon her country after World War II. She settled in America in 1969. From her early youth, she has been fascinated by languages and artistic communication, an interest that flourished while she was studying philosophy in Warsaw. Her encounter with the English language was a love at first sight. “There is power and profundity in this language. It fascinates me,” says Elizabeth, “as a language of great expression in my symbolic-abstract search for description.”
What message is she sending in this newest volume of her poetry? “It is intimately personal and worldly; I am trying to share with my readers my very own, unending search for poetic, symbolic solutions to concerns of our time—as individuals and for humanity as a whole.” You could call it a search for the Ultimate Truth.
At the time of publication she resides in Miami, Florida. For the last several years Elizabeth has been a member of National Writers’ Association, South Florida Chapter. She is also a member of the Florida State Poets Association.
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk grew under bombs falling on her mother’s womb in Warsaw, Poland during World War II. Following the war the nihilism of Communism directed her to “Boogue Street” in Warsaw “Partumiarnia” with its uncompromised poets, philosophers, and artists. She married the poet Andrzej Partum. She escaped to America without money, family, or knowledge of the language. In 1969 in Miami, she married Wojtek Plater-Zyberk, a Polish aristocrat. She has faced many obstacles in life. She says poetry is her escape.