Wislawa Szymborska

Wislawa Szymborska, popularly referred to as the “Mozart of poetry,” was a Polish poet, translator, and essayist. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996 for her poetry that with “ironic precision” explores the “fragments of human reality” both from the embittered past and the astonishing present. In her 69-year-long poetic career, she produced around 350 poems and received several awards. Explore some of the best-known poems by Szymborska below.