Sunday, May 19, 2019

"Meet Ryszard Krynicki"

That's the title of my article which appears in the May/Summer 2019 issue of The Writer's Chronicle, sponsored by Association of Writers & Writing Programs. This is a big deal. (

This Polish poet writes poems that feel, as Jan Blonski said, "like a shot in the heart." Krynicki is a master of compression and compassion. He is in the Nobel Prize league.

Although you can't read it online (unless you're an AWP member), if you care about poetry, please find it in the library of any university with an MFA program or sometimes in enlightened Barnes & Nobles or independent book stores. It's the most important thing I've ever written.