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Marius Kociejowski

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  • Marius Kociejowski was born in 1949 and lives in London. Poet, essayist and travel writer, he has published three collections of poetry, two books based on his travels in Syria, The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool (Eland) and The Pigeon Wars of Damascus (Biblioasis), God's Zoo: Artists, Exiles, Londoners (Carcanet), which depicts a journey through the world cultures of contemporary London, two books of essays and feuilletons The Pebble Chance (Biblioasis) and Zoroaster's Children (Biblioasis), The Notebooks of Arcangelo Riffis (not yet published) and is currently working on a book about Naples. His Greville Press pamphlet Coast was awarded the Cheltenham Prize in 1991.He is a frequent contributor to PN Review.


     

    'Difficulty has its own rewards in Kociejowski, whose careful orchestrations of language open up unexpected delights for the reader... These wonderful poems might serve as an antidote to the dumbing-down of modern life.'
    Ian Thomson, The Catholic Herald


    Awards won by Marius Kociejowski Winner, 1991 Cheltenham Prize for Coast
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