Grzegorz Białkowski

Grzegorz Białkowski (1932-1989) was a Polish poet and physicist. The two poems come from his eighth, posthumous book, Figury z piasku (Sand Figures), published in Poland in 2015 by the Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego. During his lifetime Białkowski’s work appeared in prestigious Polish literary journals such as Współczesność, Odra, and Twórczość. These are the first English renditions of any of his poems.