The leading poet of the "Generation of '68," or New Wave (Nowa Fala),
Zagajewski was an active dissident during the 1970s and some of his poems
and essays are immersed in political themes. He has been widely recognized
and published in Polish, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, German, Swedish,
and Greek. His books include A Thin Line, The Perfect Pitch, Another
Beauty, Canvas, Tremor: Selected Poems, Two Cities, and Mysticism for
Zagajewski, who holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree
from Jagellionian University in Krakow, Poland, has won numerous awards,
including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation award, a MacDowell
Colony Prize Fellowship, and an Echoing Green Foundation Prize.
Since 1988, he has been visiting associate professor of English in the
Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, where he teaches
graduate classes in poetry and literature every spring. He also is
co-editor of Zeszyty Literackie (Literary Review), a Polish literary journal.