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Bożena Keff  was born in 1948 in Warsaw, where she currently resides. A lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Warsaw, she is also a research associate of the Jewish Historical Institute. In addition to three previous books of poetry, she is the author, most recently, of Anti-Semitism: An Unfinished History (2013) and (as Bożena Umińska) Figure with Shadow: Portraits of Jewish Women in Polish Literature (2001). She contributes regularly to Poland’s leading magazines.


On Mother and Fatherland, a collection by Bożena Keff, translated by Benjamin Paloff and Alissa Valles, is now available from MadHat Press.


MadHat Press is a leading publisher of unique and vital contemporary poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.

MadHat Press seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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