Anna Swir

Born in 1909 in Warsaw, Poland, Anna Swir (ZwirszczyDska) is widely considered to be one of Poland's most distinguished poets. Profoundly marked by World War II, especially the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, during which she volunteered as a nurse, Swir explored in her poems the joys and horrors of human nature and the female body. She died in Krakow in 1984.