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Ryszard Krynicki G

MOCAK has published a collection of poetic collages entitled G by Ryszard Krynicki, this year’s winner of the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.

Ryszard Krynicki worked on his visual poem G from the autumn of 1967 until January 1971 The author used article headlines and cuttings from newspaper articles to create a unique collection of poems / collages. The book was first published in 1971 in a run of a single copy, made personally by the author. Now, 44 years later, G has been published by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow in an edition of 99 copies, each signed by the poet.

Ryszard Krynicki (b. 1943) – poet, translator, publisher. Born in Sankt Valentin in Austria. Considered part of the '68 Generation, which literary critics dubbed the New Wave. He is one of the precursors of the independent publishing movement. During the 1970s and 1980s, he worked closely with the democratic political opposition. During 1976–1980, his works were banned, so until 1989 he published his books underground and through Polish publishers outside Poland. Co-founder of the publishing house Wydawnictwo a5 (1988); has been since 1991 editor of the poetic series Biblioteka Poetycka Wydawnictwa a5. He has received a number of awards including the Poets’ Award (1975), the Kościelski Award (1976), the Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation Award (1989), the Friedrich Gundolf Award (2000) and the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award (2015). Received a grant from DAAD (Berliner Künstlerprogramm) in Berlin (1993).

The book has been published in Polish.
publication date: 2015

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