An anthology of poems by young generation of Silesian poets, whose hallmark became the term „Na Dziko”.
Common presentation of poems collected in this anthology may be explained in a few different ways. The most obvious motive seems to be the generation and geographical element. All authors were born and are living in Silesia, mostly here they’ve acquired education and found each other in the literary community. Most of them were born in the 70’s and debuted in the 90’s. (…) Till today, the critics have elaborated many, more or less accurate or offensive, formulas trying to describe the young Silesian poetry, for which the term <Na Dziko> became a hallmark.
On the one hand, in this anthology we have poems-photographs that hide some electrifying, striking punctum, at the same time, against the rest, they are supposed to constitute that „puncturing”, „goring” the reader detail. Of course, on the other hand the anthology impose, holding to the Barthes’ metaphore, reading adherent to studium and multiplicity which means „to scroll, fast and softly skim, slow down and accelerate”. Intentionally it is ought to be an album-anthology, in which the details keeping the sigh (even for a glimpse) are linked to a tale about a certain poetic experience, which allows to slow down and accelerate.
/ Dariusz Pawelec
Dariusz Pawelec — born in 1965, a researcher at the University of Silesia in Katowice. His published books include: Powiedz prawdę. Antologia poezji pokolenia 68, Poezja Stanisława Barańczaka. Reguły i konteksty, Lingwiści i inni, Czytając Barańczaka, Debiuty i powroty. Czytanie w czas przełomu, Świat jako Ty. Poezja polska wobec adresata w drugiej połowie XX wieku, among others.
Details of publication:
Graphic design: Tomasz Bierkowski
Copyright: Dariusz Pawelec, Ars Cameralis
Publisher: Cultural Institution Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris
Year and place of publishing: Katowice 2004
The book was created in a collaboration with Slovak publishing house Drewo a Srd. This collection of works by Silesian poets was also published in Bratislava, translated by Karol Chmel.
The publication was honoured an award Śląska Rzecz in category: Visiual Communication and Multimedia.
For me, the award I’ve received is an enormous distinction — it is a confirmation, that the designer’s work is one of the pivotal elements, crucial to the success of the whole project.
/ Tomasz Bierkowski, designer