Halina Poświatowska (3817 words)


Halina Poświatowska (née Helena Myga) was an exceptional postwar Polish poet of love and death. Her erotic, sensual, and confessional poetry was inspired by historical, literary, and mythical figures, by philosophy, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s antiquity collection as well as her own experiences. She also wrote an autobiographical novel, Opowieść dla przyjaciela [A Story for a Friend], hundreds of letters, and several short stories, all included in the four volumes of her Dzieła zebrane [Collected Works] (1998).

In her lifetime Poświatowska published three collections of poems: Hymn bałwochwalczy [Hymn of Idolatry] (1958), Dzień dzisiejszy

Citation: Gąsienica-Byrcyn, Anna Zofia. "Halina Poświatowska". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 April 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14434, accessed 24 September 2020.]

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