Jalu Kurek (born February 29, 1904 in Kraków, died November 10, 1983 in Rabka) was a Polish poet and prose writer, one of the figures of the so-called Kraków avant-garde. He was a laureate of the Young Poland Literary Award for the novel "Grypa szaleje w Naprawie" ("Influenza ravages Naprawa").
He graduated from the Bartłomiej Nowodworski High School in Kraków and obtained a degree in Philosophy from Jagiellonian University. He continued his studies at University of Naples. He was a lifelong friend of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti.
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