Magdalena Zurawski is the author of The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom (Wave Books, 2019), the novel The Bruise, which won the Ronald Sukenick Award from FC2 in 2008 and a LAMBDA literary award in 2009, and the collection of poems Companion Animal, which was published by Litmus Press in 2015 and won a Norma Faber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She attended Brown University where she studied with poets Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop, C.D. Wright, and Peter Gizzi. She has lived in Berlin, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Durham, NC where she ran the Minor American Reading Series. She is currently Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.
(Author photo by Kelly Marshall)
These poems are hyper-aware of their contradictions, yet completely emotionally vulnerable. They refuse cynicism and pretense, and such a refusal explodes any possibility of intellectual distancing or emotional hiding.
Jennifer Moxley, Poetry Society of America
Zurawski is a writer with nothing to say and everything to feel; because the poems are not charged with having to be about anything . . . their bareness becomes their subject. Their lines, skinny and brusque, feel precarious. . . . "What is of value in a poem besides its meaning?" Zurawski, writing in solitude, seems to offer this answer: the transaction between the reader and the poet.
Darcie Dennigan, Boston Review
Reviews of Books by Magdalena Zurawski
The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom
- New York Public Library with Catherine Blauvelt
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VideoZoomMuse Poems for Peace reading by David Dephy and Magdalena Zurawski held on April 21, 2022
So and So Series #52 - Magdalena Zurawski