Wisawa Szymborska
Graduation Speech

Subject: Poem in Polish

To: lolitalark@yahoo.com

Good Afternoon,

Is there a Polish version of the "Monologue of a Dog" by Wisawa Szymborska at


One of our professors will be reading it at a poetry festival this coming weekend and we would like to have the Polish version.

--- Maribel Lopez
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, IN

Hi, Maribel:

We have to presume that there is a Polish version, since the review specifically states,

"The volume 'Monologues of a Dog' is an impeccable face à face edition: Polish to the left, English to the right."

However, we no longer have the book --- we give all our review copies to a local prison --- but I would suspect you might be able to dig one up at ABE.

--- Ed

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Re: errors in posted poem

To: lolitalark@yahoo.com

In your posting of Wisawa Szymborska's "Hitler's First Photograph," at the RALPH website there are a couple of errors that ought to be corrected, starting with the spelling of Hitler's name in the second line of the poem.

In the third line of the second stanza, the word "death" should be "dearth."

Gary Zmolek

To: poo@cts.com

Re: Graduation Speech

Whether it be a man, woman, animal, vegetable or alien, I would like to send a heartfelt kiss, hug and pat on the butt to whomever wrote this piece I came across on your site:


Few things have spoken so directly to me as that did and I wanted you to know. I will be suckling at the teat of your digital breast for more delicious morsels!

May this message find you in health and happiness.


--- Jerry
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