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

June 24, 2021, 7-9 p.m. Dragonfly Poetry Reading and Art Presentationvia Zoom

June 9, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m. Guest Reader for Midsummer Night’s Pensive Journal Reading–Zoom Reading

April 9, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m. “Translatable,” multilingual poetry reading, the kick-off event for the MC Confluence Virtual Translation Conference at Montgomery College. Zoom Reading

March 18, 2021, 8-9:30 p.m. Featured Reader in “This Is What America Looks Like” Poetry Reading, Event by City of Takoma Park, MD, Zoom poetry reading. March 18, Danuta’s Zoom Reading

Face Half-Illuminated 

Past Events

June 25, 2020, 7-9 p.m. Dragonfly Poetry Reading and Art Presentation– online Event.

March and April events have been cancelled/rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic:meadowsOfMemory

April 4, 2020, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Panel Leader:“Ten Years of Publishing Poetry Translations: Secrets from Loch Raven Review. 2020 MC-CONFLUENCE Translation Conference, r. 121, Session 8A, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD

April 17, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Reader in VOICE AS A BRIDGE: A NIGHT OF POETRY & MUSIC, Russell Senate Office Building, r. 325, 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC

April 26, 2020, 4-6 p.m., Featured Reader, The Lit & Art Reading Series 2020, The Ivy’s Bird in Hand, 11 E 33rd St, Baltimore, MD

Oblige The Light glass_front_2Interviewed by Grace Cavalieri, the Maryland Poet Laureate, for the Library of Congress “The Poet and the Poem 2020-21 Series.


Video poems:

Subprimal Poetry Art/Music –  Obligations

Slippery Elm Literary Journal – The Clock’s Ticking

December 10, 2019, 7-9 p.m., Featured Reader,  Wilde Readings, a monthly literary series in Howard County,  Columbia Art Center in Columbia (Long Reach Village Center)

December 1, 2019, 3-5 p.m., Featured Reader, Evil Grin Poetry Series, Ahh Coffee, 1015 Bay Ridge Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403MD, phone 410 990 9111.

November 2, 2019, 12-1 p.m., Book signing at the Apprentice House booth, Baltimore Book Festival, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. I’ll be signing Meadows of Memory (2019) and Face Half-Illuminated (2015)

August 17, 2019, 2-4 p.m., Mariposa Poetry Reunion Reading, Writer’s Center in Bethesda, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 201815.

May 23, 2019, starting 6:30 p.m. Marathon reading of “Song of Myself”on the opening night of the Walt Whitman 200 Festival, Busboys & Poets, 450 K Street NW, Washington, DC. —-I’ll be reading section 27 in my Polish translation.

May 11, 2019, 12-2 p.m. Meet local authors at the Eclecticity tent at the Annual Flower & Jazz Festival in Downtown Westminster, MD

May 5, 2019, 4 – 6 p.m., Premiere performance of a new art song “Szklana góraby composer Sal Ferrantelli to the poetry of Lidia Kosk, The Arts Club of Washington, I Street NW, Washington, D.C.

April 6, 2019, 9:30-5 p.m.,”Confluence” Conference, Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD

March 23, 2019, 7-9 p.m., Lit & Art Reading Series, literary reading and concert, 13 Wagon Wheel Ct. Glen Arm, 21057

June 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 p.m., Come meet local authors at the Eclecticity tent at the Annual Flower & Jazz Festival in Downtown Westminster, MD

May 4, 2018, 6-8 p.m., 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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