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I want to be tart, but good-tasting - some child swallows me reluctantly and I help to cure his cold.
about the poem
Sixteen literary festivals and venues based across Europe – including the Scottish Poetry Library – have joined together to form Literary Europe Live, a new Creative Europe supported platform that promotes fresh European voices. We've always had a strong European component to our work. 'Lekarstwo' ('Medicine') is one of many Polish poems you can find on our website.
Image: Lemons by Mike Mozart, under a Creative Commons licence
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Our autumn programme of events has a strong European flavour. Two events in particular underline the theme. Learn more about translating poetry into modern European languages at our translation workshop on 27 September and enjoy a reading by European poets (Árpád Kollár, Juana Adcock, and Yolanda Castaño) on 29 September.
Piotr Sommer lives in Warsaw. He is a poet, eminent translator of contemporary Anglo-Saxon poetry, and editor of the journal Literatura na Świecie (World Literature). His two collections in English from Bloodaxe, Things to translate (1991) and Continued (2005), contain translations by many distinguished poets. .