All Your, Our, Their Day-time Affairs […] Are Political Affairs Cover Image

„Wszystkie twoje, nasze, wasze dzienne sprawy […] to są sprawy polityczne”. O zaangażowaniu we współczesnej poezji kobiet na przykładzie wierszy pogrudniowych
All Your, Our, Their Day-time Affairs […] Are Political Affairs

Author(s): Joanna Grądziel-Wójcik
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: contemporary poetry; women’s poetry; engaged poetry; martial law in Poland; everyday life tactics; Wisława Szymborska; Krystyna Miłobędzka

Summary/Abstract: An important, though underestimated theme in Polish poetry written by women is the thread of poetry engaged in social and political matters, thematizing the connection between literature and civic life. Poetesses are often accused of not rooting their works in history and of unwillingness to bring up current topics. Yet the problem is not the lack of interest in history and its political and social dimension, but the distinct way of its conceptualization, the relationship between the individual – though not always revealing its sex – subjective “I” in relation to history and challenges of its times. That is manifested, among others, in poems by Wisława Szymborska, Krystyna Miłobędzka, Bogusława Latawiec and Urszula Kozioł, which, to a different degree, exhibit the strategies of personalization, autobiographication, somatization and trivialization, characteristic of women’s poetry regarding the martial law period in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 59-73
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish