Kazimierz Wierzyński

Kazimierz Wierzyński, 1928

Kazimierz Wierzyński (Drohobycz, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, 27 August 1894 – 13 February 1969, London) was a Polish poet and journalist; an elected member of the prestigious Polish Academy of Literature in the Second Polish Republic.[1]


Kazimierz Wierzyński was born in Drohobycz (Drohobych), Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria.[2] He was a co-founder, with Julian Tuwim and three other poets, of the Skamander group of experimental poets.[3] His work Olympic Laurel (Polish: Laur olimpijski, 1927),[4] which idealizes the grace and fitness of athletes, won the gold medal for poetry at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam,[5] and his other early poems also celebrate the joy of living.

His later works, written in exile, are more somber and socially conscious. The Bitter Crop (1933) includes poems about the United States. His Forgotten Battlefield (1944) contains narratives of World War II. He died in London, England.[6]

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Kazimierz Wierzyński
Medal record
Art competitions
  1928 Amsterdam Lyric
  1. ^ "Polska Akademia Literatury". Encyklopedia Onet.pl, Grupa Onet. 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  2. ^ Kazimierz Wierzyński.
  3. ^ Kazimierz Wierzyński.
  4. ^ Kazimierz Wierzyński.
  5. ^ Kazimierz Wierzyński profile Archived 2012-10-13 at the Wayback Machine at www.databaseolympics.com
  6. ^ Kazimierz Wierzyński.

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