Adam Zagajewski was born in Lvov, Poland, in 1945 and educated at the Iagelonian University in Cracow. An active dissident of the Polish communist regime in the 1970s, he immigrated to France in 1982.
He is the author of six poetry books, including Tremor, Canvas, Mysticism for Beginners, and the essay collections Solidarity and Solitude, Two Cities, and Another Beauty.
Mr. Zagajewski’s honors include the Tomas Transtromer Prize from Sweden, a Prix de la Liberté from France, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Mr. Zagajewski lives in Paris and Houston and teaches at the University of Houston.