Justyna Bargielska in Brighton

Thursday November 30th, 7:15 pm, Pighog Poetry at the Nightingale in Brighton (just opposite Brighton station)

Grand Central, 29-30 Surrey Street, BN1 3PA Brighton

Tickets are £5 (£3 for open mic readers)

A rare occasion to see internationally acclaimed poet and writer JUSTYNA BARGIELSKA whose selected poems – out on  1 December – The Great Plan B (Smokestack Press 2017) have been translated into English by Maria Jastrzebska.

The Great Plan B introduces British readers to the work of a poet who examines, with forensic precision, the landscapes of quotidian existence, our disappointments and humiliations. Combining colloquial diction, philosophical enquiry and religious references, these poems are witty, tongue-in-cheek, both self-deprecating and macabre while death is increasingly present, implacable. You can never be entirely certain whether she is serious or joking.

Justyna Bargielska is one of the most distinctive and original young poets writing in Polish today. She has published eight poetry collections, won the Rainer Maria Rilke poetry competition, and twice won the Gdynia Literary Prize. Although her work has been translated into French, German, Slovene, Dutch, Russian and Czech, this is the first time that her poems have been collected in English.

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