2 July 1923 - 1 February 2012
Wislawa Szymborska was a Polish poet, essayist, and translator. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996 and is widely regarded as one of the most important poets of the 20th century. Szymborska's work is characterized by its wit, irony, and philosophical depth. Her most famous works include "The People on the Bridge" and "Nothing Twice." Szymborska's work continues to be widely read and celebrated in Poland and around the world, and she remains a beloved and influential figure in contemporary poetry.