Piotr Sommer is a poet, essayist, and translator of Anglo-American poetry into Polish. He has published seven collections of his poems, two books of essays, and has translated John Ashbery, John Berryman, D. J. Enright, Seamus Heaney, Kenneth Koch, Robert Lowell, Derek Mahon, Frank O'Hara, and Charles Reznikoff. Sommer's most recent book of poems in translation is Continued (Wesleyan University Press, 2005). He is editor for Literatura na Swiecie, a magazine of international writing. He lives outside Warsaw.
Recorded Thursday, May 08, 2008 at University of Chicago-Rosenwald 405.