Poet, novelist, essayist and translator. Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. His poems are known for their depth and metaphysical aspects.
Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison's Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire intimately details the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's mental illness and how it shaped his poetic output.
Zbigniew Herbert, Creative Work House of Polish Writers' Union, 1972, photo: Erazm Ciołek / Forum
When I am dead may earth be mingled with fire. It matters not to me, for with me all is well. Epigram 705 Amphipolis, tomb of Edonian Phyllis, washed by the Strymon and great Hellespont, all that is ...