Iza Wojciechowska

July 31, 2013

Iza Wojciechowska is a writer and translator living in New York City. She has an MFA from Columbia with concentrations in creative nonfiction and literary translation, and is currently at work on a book about aristocracy, family, art, and war and the Polish palace of Nieborów. She also translates poetry by the contemporary Polish poet Anna Piwkowska. She has received grants and fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Kosciuszko Foundation, and the American Institute of Polish Culture. You can visit her website here.

August 5, 2014

Dogs lay on sidewalks
escaping the heat. The wind blew sand
in our eyes. Pupils burned. Garbage whirled.
Fruit piled up on street corners,
melon juice staining our skin
and clothes. White starched skirts
were ready for the wash again by nightfall.
Wind blew in from the steppes.
Cats sought out basements or gaps in the gates,

July 31, 2013