Tadeusz Różewicz obituary

The terrible experiences of his native Poland and of his generation were vividly expressed in the poetry and plays of Tadeusz Różewicz, who has died aged 93. The second world war haunted Różewicz until his death, but so did the moral obligation to write about it because, as he wrote in I Did Espy a Marvellous Monster: “At home a job / awaited me: / To create poetry after Auschwitz.”

from obituary in The Guardian

I cannot quote any of his poetry here (the copyright conditions for short poems are fairly strict), however, the internet will doubtless yield some of it up to you. Not every poet translates well, but Różewicz had a deservedly good English audience.

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