Jacek Dehnel

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Jacek Dehnel (born May 1, 1980) in Gdańsk, Poland) is a Polish poet, writer, translator and painter. Dehnel studied at Warsaw University in the MISH College (Interfacultative Individual Humanistic Studies) and graduated from the Polish Language and Literature department.[1] Dehnel is openly gay[2] and lives in Warsaw.

Jacek Dehnel at the meeting with readers, 2009

His first collection of poems was the last book recommended by Polish Nobel Prize Laureate, Czesław Miłosz.[citation needed]

Dehnel has published his poems in various literary magazines, including Kwartalnik Artystyczny, Studium, Przegląd Artystyczno-Literacki, Topos, Tytuł, Undergrunt. He works also for an internet literary portal Nieszuflada.

Dehnel has translated poetry of such poets as Osip Mandelshtam, W. H. Auden, Mary Oliver - unpublished, and Philip Larkin, George Szirtes - published. He has also rendered in Polish lyrics for songs by Ástor Piazzolla.

He has been awarded literary prizes that include the Kościelski Award in 2005 and the Paszport Polityki in 2007.

Books[edit]

Prose

  • Kolekcja (The Collection), 1999. Marpress, Gdansk (a collection of short stories)
  • Rynek w Smyrnie, 2007. W.A.B., Warsaw (a collection of short stories)
  • Lala, 2006. W.A.B., Warsaw (a novel)
  • Balzakiana, 2008. W.A.B., Warsaw (a collection of four mininovels)
  • Saturn. Czarne obrazy z życia mężczyzn z rodziny Goya, 2011,. W.A.B., Warsaw
  • Kosmografia, czyli trzydzieści apokryfów tułaczych, accompanying an exhibition of 15th-century maps in the Warsaw National Library, 2012, Biblioteka Narodowa, Warsaw (a collection of short stories)
  • Młodszy księgowy, 2013. W.A.B., Warsaw (a collection of columns on books and reading)

Poetry

  • Żywoty równoległe (The Parallel Lives), 2004. Zielona Sowa, Cracow
  • Wyprawa na południe (An Expedition Southwards), 2005. Teatr Mały w Tychach, Tychy
  • Wiersze (Poems), 2006. Lampa i Iskra Boża, Warsaw
  • Brzytwa okamgnienia, 2007. Biuro Literackie, Wrocław
  • Ekran kontrolny, 2009. Biuro Literackie, Wrocław
  • Rubryki strat i zysków, 2011. Biuro Literackie, Wrocław
  • Języki obce, 2013. Biuro Literackie, Wrocław

Translations

Other

  • Six Polish Poets (as a poet and as an editor), 2009. Arc Publications, London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Philip. The Whitsun Weddings. translated by St. Baranczak. 
  2. ^ Cioch, Adam (2007-02-13). "Un jeune écrivain gay polonais recompensé" (in French). Retrieved 2007-06-02. 

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