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Piotr Florczyk

Antioch University Los Angeles

Piotr Florczyk is a poet, critic, and translator of Polish poetry. His most recent books are East & West, a volume of poems, and two volumes of translations, My People & Other Poems by Wojciech Bonowicz, and Building the Barricade by Anna Świrszczyńska, which won the 2017 Found in Translation Award and the 2017 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award.

His poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Scholar, The Times Literary Supplement, The American Poetry Review, The Hopkins Review, The Threepenny Review, Salmagundi, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Boston Review, Notre Dame Review, New Orleans Review, Pleiades, The Southern Review, West Branch, The Louisville Review, World Literature Today, The Cincinnati Review, Gargoyle, America Magazine, Poetry International, The Yellow Nib, and other journals and magazines. He is a founding editor of Calypso Editions, a cooperative press dedicated to publishing poetry and prose in translation.

Piotr Florczyk has been a fellow at the Czesław Miłosz Institute and at the Polish Book Institute, and has taught poetry and literature undergraduate and graduate courses at Claremont McKenna College, SDSU, University of San Diego, Antioch University Los Angeles, University of Delaware, and at UC Riverside. He is a doctoral candidate at USC and lives in Mar Vista. His new book of poems, From the Annals of Kraków, which is based on the testimonies of Holocaust survivors, will be published in September 2020.

East & West: Poems (Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2016)
Barefoot (London: Eyewear Publishing, 2015)
Cztery pory roku. (Nowa Ruda: Mamiko, 2003)

Essay Collection:
Los Angeles Sketchbook (with B&W photographs and a poem; New York, NY: Spuyten Duyvil, 2015)

Translated Poetry:
I’m Half of Your Heart: Selected Poems, 1967-2007, Julian Kornhause
My People and Other Poems, Wojciech Bonowicz
Building the Barricade, Anna Świrszczyńska
The World Shared: Poems, Dariusz Sośnicki
The Day He’s Gone: Poems 1990-2013, Paweł Marcinkiewicz
Froth: Poems, Jarosław Mikołajewski
The Folding Star and Other Poems, Jacek Gutorow
Building the Barricade and Other Poems of Anna Swir, Anna Swir
Been and Gone: Poems of Julian Kornhauser, Julian Kornhauser

Visiting Faculty,

Creative Writing Program


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