As we get closer to the conversation, we thought we’d put together a little reading list to better acquaint you with this Polish poet and author.
- Wioletta Greg was born Wioletta Grzegorzewska and grew up in a small town in Jurassic Highland in Poland.
- A great review of Swallowing Mercury, including a look at emigration and its effect on Greg’s work.
- The Guardian gives the novel a rave review.
- Read about waiting for the Popemobile and a young girl swallowing mercury in this excerpt from the novel.
- Check out another excerpt from the novel in Granta: “During storms, I used to hide in the hallway and play at being Jonah. The shutters up in the attic would open with a bang. The faded curtain would billow out like the belly of a whale…”
- Wioletta Greg: “Often, a poem becomes the beginning of a story and the other way around.” Read the full interview.
- Three poems by Wioletta Greg.
- Her previous publications in English translation include the poetry collections Smena’s Memory (2011) and Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance (2014).
- Read Greg’s short story “The Bees,” which begins: “On Sunday right after lunch, my father began preparing muskrat skins and cut his finger on a dirty penknife.”
Happy reading! We’ll see you Thursday. For more details about the event, check out our event listing.