Czeslaw Milosz is one of the most honored and revered poets of the 20th century. A recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN Award for translation, and the Neustadt International Prize for Literature, among many honors, Milosz is known for his tragic and ironic poetry that affirms and celebrates the value of human life. During WWII, he wrote for several underground publications in Poland, and after the war, he came to the United States to work as a diplomat of the Polish government. Milosz later settled in California and became a professor of slavic languages and literature at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to writing his own poetry, Milosz is well-known as a translator of works by Polish writers into English.
Today marks the centenary of Milosz's birth, and the Free Library is proud to celebrate his legacy with a special program tonight at Parkway Central. Join FLP librarian Mark Klus, a student and friend of Czeslaw Milosz, for an evening honoring Milosz's life and work from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in Room 108 of Parkway Central. For more information about the program, please call 215-685-7433.