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Twórczość (Creativity, or Creative Output) is a Polish monthly literary journal, first published in 1945. Since 1 April 2000, Twórczość has been published by the state-funded Book Institute (Instytut Książki).[1] It publishes poetry, fiction and literary criticism.

Adam Ważyk was editor in chief from 1950 to 1954, when he was succeeded by Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz.[2] Other editors have included Andrzej Kijowski, writing under his pseudonym Daedalus, and Zdzisław Najder.

Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska has contributed frequently to Twórczość from 1949 down to the present day.[3] Czesław Miłosz published several of his most important works in Twórczość in 1945-1951, but after he defected to the West he did not appear in Twórczość again until 1978.[4]

Poet Bohdan Zadura has been the editor in chief since October 2004.


  1. ^ Czasopisma patronackie w Instytucie Książki (Polish)
  2. ^ Marci Shore, Caviar and ashes: a Warsaw generation's life and death in Marxism, 1918-1968, Yale University Press, 2006, p. 308
  3. ^ See List Obecności, a list of contributors published in connection with the journal's 60th anniversary in 2005.
  4. ^ See List Obecności (2005).