Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka

"The poems are the work of a profoundly serious temperament and a professional translator of world into word"– Michael Salcman, Judge, Harriss Poetry Prize

Events-My Readings



Szklana GoraJune 27, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Dragonfly Arts Magazine, HopeWorks of Howard County, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Ste 100, Columbia, MD 21046

June 5, 2018, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. “Poetry as a Global Force: A multi-language poetry reading,” organized by Grace Cavalieri, AIFIC, The Arts Club of Washington, I Street NW, Washington, D.C.

May 12, 2018, 10-4 pm, Come meet local authors at the Eclecticity tent at the Annual Flower & Jazz Festival in Downtown Westminster, MD

May 4, 2018, 6-8 pm, Lit & Art Reading Series The Historic York Inn/Smyser-Bair House in York, PA

April 22, 2018, 3-3:15, Kensington Celebrates The International Day of the Book,  Making Poems, Making Peace, Representing DC-ALT Poetry Translators, Kensington, MD

February 26, 2018, 7:30-9 pm, Cafe Muse, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka and Kurt Olsson.  Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

February 3, 2018, 2 pm, DC-ALT Presents: Szklana Góra/Glass Mountain. The reading  of a single poem by Polish Poet Lidia Kosk in Multiple Languages. Hosted by Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka. Eastern Village Main Room, 7981 Eastern Ave., Silver Spring 20910

December 6, 2017, 7 pm, POETRY READING featuring Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka & Nancy Naomi Carlson, Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD 20895

  September 23, 2017, 2-3:30 pm, Confluence Conference, Translation in the Capital Area, Montgomery College, Silver Spring,Making Poetry Global: One Poem in 22 Languages” panel led by Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, discussing Szklana góra/Glass Mountain featuring Lidia Kosk’s poem, Eskimo Snow room (HC 124)

September 18, 2017, 4:30 pm, Mokotowskie Centrum Integracji Mieszkanców, ul. Woronicza 44a, Warsaw, Poland, Celebration of Lidia Kosk’s oeuvre on her ninetieth birthday– multilingual poetry readings, songs, multimedia presentations, emceed by D. E. Kosk-Kosicka.

Art display of my poem “Warm Stone, Cold Water” in the Poetry Moment Box, New Deal Cafe, Old Greenbelt, MDJuly 15, 2017 Greenbelt

July 15, 2017, 1-3 pm, New Deal Cafe, Roosevelt Center in the heart of Old Greenbelt, MD, reading, in connection with the selection of my poem “Warm Stone, Cold Water” for the Poetry Moment Box for the month of July

June 24, 2017, 5-7 pm, Eclecticity Arts, 15 E. Main St. Suite 109, Westminster, MD, Book Talk and Signing

June 20, 2017, 7 pm, HopeWorks of Howard County in The Nonprofit Center, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia MD, celebration of Dragonfly Art Magazine 2017, Display of my art contribution

May 6 and 7, McDonogh Campus, Tagart Chapel, Reisterstown, MD, Spring Concert, Polish Triptych, From the Poetry of Lidia Kosk translated by D. E. Kosk-Kosicka

May 1, Italian Embassy, Washington, DC, An Evening of Global Poetry, Voice As A Bridge

April 23, 2017, 11-4,   Antique Row in Old Town Kensington, Maryland, Day of the Book, The Power of Poetry

April 8, 2017, 2-4 pm, Village Learning Place, 2521 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Passager,  poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month

April 2,  2-4 pm, New Deal Cafe, 113 Centerway Rosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD, Poetry reading at Poetry Moment reception, Salute to Bob Dylan

February 26, 2017, 2 to 5 p.m, The Ivy Bookshop’s Bird in Hand location in Charles Village, 11 East 33rd Street, The Lit and Art Reading Series

November 17, 2016, 7:30-9 pm, International Poetry Reading, Takoma Park, 3rd Thursday Poetry

October 22, 2016, 7-9 pm, Baltimore County Public Library, Catonsville Branch, Book Event: Words and Wine

July 31, 2016, 2 to 5 p.m, Watermark Gallery, 100 S. Charles Street, across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, A celebration of Life in Me Like Grass on Fire, an anthology of Maryland poets

April 22, 7:30 pm, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20912, International Poetry Reading

April 16, 3-4 pm, University of Baltimore, 1415 Maryland Ave., Author Salon, Room 201, Loch Raven Raview curated session at CityLit Festival

March 6, 2016, 2-4 pm, The Writers’ Center, Bethesda, 4508 Walsh Street, Poetry and Prose

January 31, 2016, 2 pm, Oliver’s Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, MD, launch reading of Little Patuxent Review’s Winter 2016 issue

December 4, 5-9 pm, “York First Friday” event at The Historic York Inn / Smyser Bair House Bed & Breakfast

November 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, The EVIL GRIN Poetry Series at Ahh Coffee Cafe, Annapolis, 1015 Bay Ridge Ave

October 23, 7-9 pm, Baltimore County Public Library, Catonsville Branch, Book Event: Words and Wine

October 13, 6:30-8:00 pm, The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore, CityLit Press Celebrates 5th Anniversary

September 26, 9:30-10:45 am, Mercury room (HC 421) – Panel “Shades of Meaning: Obscured, Ignored or Reflected in the Translated Poem?” 2015 Translation Conference hosted at Montgomery College, Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

September 26, 1-2 pm, Baltimore Book Festival, Inner Harbor, Harriss Poetry Prize Winners Reading

September 1, 6-8 pm, Władysław Broniewski Museum, Warsaw, Poland, (“Diminishing Human Rights”) “NIKNĄCE PRAWA CZŁOWIEKA”– video snippet from the event

July 11, 4:30-6:30 pm, LitMore, Baltimore Center for the Literary Arts, Baltimore, 3326 Keswick Rd., Writers’ Panel

July 6, 6-7:30 pm, LitMore, Baltimore Center for the Literary Arts, Baltimore, 3326 Keswick Rd., readings by me and multiple other poets from my two newly published books

June 26, 7-9 pm, The Columbia Festival of the Arts, Summer 2015: Cross Currents, World Poetry Party, Studio Theater, Horovitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, World Poetry Party

June 13, 2 pm, Oliver’s Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, launch reading of Little Patuxent Review’s Summer 2015 issue

May 24, 3 pm, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St NW, The Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC–featured as a Polish-American poet and translator, and as winner of the Harriss Poetry Prize for 2014 for Oblige the Light

May 4, 6 pm, book launch party at Loyola University, Maryland, with my reading from Face Half-Illuminated, published by their Apprentice House Press

May 3, 5 pm, McDonogh School in Baltimore–concert featuring a mixed choir premiere performance of Lidia Kosk’s poem in my translation “The Clock is Ticking”

May 2, 12 noon, E.A. Poe Room, the Enoch Pratt Library, CityLit Festival–launch of my Harriss Poetry Prize-winning book Oblige the Light

April 18, 6:30 pm, Birdie’s Café, 233 E. Main St. Westminster–reading from my first book, Face Half-Illuminated


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