Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska

Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska

Polish poetess
Date of Birth: 24.11.1891
Country: Poland

  1. Biography of Maria Pavlikovskaya-Yasnozhevskaya
  2. Poetry
  3. Exile and War Years

Biography of Maria Pavlikovskaya-Yasnozhevskaya

Maria Pavlikovskaya-Yasnozhevskaya was a Polish poet and the daughter of the artist Wojciech Kossak. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.


Pavlikovskaya-Yasnozhevskaya's poetry evolved from vitalistic optimism in her collections "Air Castles" (1922), "Pink Magic" (1924), and others, to the themes of anxiety and catastrophe in "Raw Silk" (1932), "Ballet of Willow Trees" (1935), "Poetic Sketches" (1938), and more. Her elegant lyrical miniatures are characterized by refined thoughts, aphoristic style, and restrained irony. She also wrote dramas and comedies.

Exile and War Years

During the years of World War II (1939-1945), Pavlikovskaya-Yasnozhevskaya lived in the United Kingdom, where she published collections of poems filled with longing for her homeland, such as "Rose and Burning Forests" (1940) and "Sacrificial Dove" (1941).