Some of our students may find it surprising that the articles do not talk about the accomplished scholar Frajlich-Zajac they know, but about a poet and prose writer. That is because our unassuming Columbia professor does not widely advertise the fact that she has also long been an award-winning poet and writer whose works have been published around the world and translated into several languages. Her pen-name, Anna Frajlich, is better known in Polish literary circles, since the majority of her works is written in her native tongue, which she uses with an incomparable level of exquisite mastery. For the edification of our students, we enclose a few articles about Professor Frajlich. We also attach a sample of her poems in English translation by Ross Ufberg, a Columbia doctoral student and a published writer himself. This selection appeared recently in Modern Poetry in Translation – The best of world literature (No. 2, 2013).
For more information on the accomplishments and literary works of Anna Frajlich, please refer to www.annafrajlich.com.