Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska has passed away. She was 88 years old.
Here’s more from her Nobel biography: “Szymborska was born in Kórnik in Western Poland on 2 July 1923. Since 1931 she has been living in Krakow, where during 1945-1948 she studied Polish Literature and Sociology at the Jagiellonian University. Szymborska made her début in March 1945 with a poem “Szukam slowa” (I am Looking for a Word) in the daily Dziennik Polski. During 1953-1981 she worked as poetry editor and columnist in the Kraków literary weekly Zycie Literackie.”
She ended a poem about Charles Darwin by celebrating the “indispensable silver lining” of novels, a fond way to remember literary life of the great poet.