Ewa Lipska, born October 8, 1945, in Kraków is a Polish poet from the generation of the Polish "New Wave." Collections of her verse have been translated into English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German and Hungarian. She lives in Vienna and Kraków.
Such Times is the first collection in English of the poems of the talented young Polish Poet, Ewa Lipska. The fifty-six poems in this volume have been selected from the 139 that appear in Dom Spokojnej Młodości: Wierze Wybrane (The Home for Peaceful Youth: Selected Poems) published in Cracow, in 1979. Even in English translation the poems convey the vivid impression of an alert mind, torn emotions, quirky temperament, highly individual talent. As well, they dramatize much of the poet’s time and place.
John Robert Colombo, the author of the best-selling Colombo's Canadian Quotations and Fascinating Canada, has written, translated, or edited over two hundred books. He is the recipient of the Harbourfront Literary Prize and the Order of Canada, and is a Fellow of the Frye Centre.
Wacław Iwaniuk was born in Chełm Lubelski, Poland, and has lived in Toronto, Canada, since 1948. Among his ten books are Nemezis idzie pustymi drogami (Nemesis Travels Along Empty Roads) published in London in 1978 and Dark Times: Selected Poems, translated by Jagna Boraks, published in Toronto in 1979.