“Love at First Sight” by Wislawa Szymborska

Poems read aloud, beautifully


Amanda Holmes reads Wislawa Szymborska’s poem, “Love at First Sight,” translated from the Polish by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh. Have a suggestion for a poem by a (dead) writer? Email us: podcast@theamericanscholar.org. If we select your entry, you’ll win a copy of a poetry collection edited by David Lehman.

This episode was produced by Stephanie Bastek and features the song “Canvasback” by Chad Crouch.

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Amanda Holmes, the author of the novel I Know Where I Am When I’m Falling, is a columnist and poetry editor for the Washington Independent Review of Books.


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