"She teaches us how the world defies and evades the names we give it."—Edward Hirsch, The New York Times Magazine
"[Szymborska] is unquestionably one of the great living European poets. She’s accessible and deeply human and a joy—though it is a dark kind of joy—to read… . She is a poet to live with."—Robert Hass, The Washington Post Book World
Clare Cavanagh, Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West(Yale University Press), a deeply scholarly yet lucid study hundred years of poems in three languages from the Northwestern University professor.