June 25, 2021

KITAAB

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Polish poet Adam Zagajewski

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Polish poet Adam Zagajewski is this year's foreign recipient of the fourth Zhongkun International Poetry Prize awarded by Peking University Institute of Poetry Studies. The 68-year-old poet is a teacher at the University of Chicago. Maciej Gaca, culture counselorof the Polish embassy in Beijing, accepted the award on Zagajewski's behalf. Zagajewski is known as the poet who helped soothe thousandsof wounded American hearts after the Sept 11 terrorist attacks.Two weeks after the tragedy, The New Yorker magazinepublished his work, Try to Praise the Mutilated World on its backpage, instead of the normal cartoons. The poem struck a chordwith readers and was widely circulated. Read More

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