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Kazimierz Wierzyński

Wierzyński, Kazimierz (käzēˈmyĕsh vyĕzhĭˈnyəskē) [key], 1894–1969, Polish poet and journalist. Wierzyński was a cofounder with Julian Tuwim of the Skamander group of experimental poets. His Olympic Laurel (1927) idealizes the grace and fitness of athletes, and his other early poems also celebrate the joy of living. Later works are more serious and socially conscious. The Bitter Crop (1933) includes poems about the United States. His Forgotten Battlefield (tr. 1944) contains narratives of World War II.

See his Selected Poems (tr. 1959). His biography of Chopin appeared in English in 1971.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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