Julia Hartwig, Polish writer and translator, Died at 95

Julia Hartwig was born on August 14, 1921 and died on July 14, 2017.

She was a Polish writer and translator.

Hartwig was considered to be one of Poland’s most important female poets.

Julia Hartwig was born and raised in Lublin.

Hartwig studied Polish and French literature at Warsaw University and continued her studies at the Catholic University of Lublin.

Julia first poems appeared in the journal “Odrodzenie” in 1944.

She lived in Paris from 1947-50.

In 1954, Hartwig published Z niedalekich podróży (From Nearby Places), a collection of articles.

Julia Hartwig published her first collection of poetry Pożegnania (Farewells) in 1956.

Julia lived in the United States from 1970-74, later returning to Warsaw.

While she was in America, Hartwig took part in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and also taught at several universities.

Julia Hartwig published translations of French poetry by Guillaume Apollinaire, Blaise Cendrars, Max Jacob, Henri Michaux and Pierre Reverdy and wrote books on Apollinaire and Gérard de Nerval.

The poet Artur Międzyrzecki was her husband, he died in 1996.

Hartwig died in Pennsylvania.

Julia Hartwig passed away at 95 years old.