Anna Kamienska

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Birthday
12, 1920
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
May 10, 1986 (66)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1920
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
May 10, 1986 (66)

About

Twentieth-century Polish poet, translator, Biblical commentary writer, children's author, and literary critic. Her translated works include In That Great River: A Notebook and Astonishments: Selected Poems of Anna Kamienska.

Before Fame

She was born in Krasnystaw, Poland as one of four daughters of Tadeusz Kamienski and Maria z Cekalskich. She published her first poems at age fourteen.

Trivia

She lived in Lublin and taught in underground schools during the Nazi Occupation of Poland.

Family Life

She married Jan Spiewak, a fellow poet and translator. The pair had two sons, born in 1949 and 1951.

Associated With

She and Wislawa Szymborska, born three years apart, were both twentieth-century Polish poets.