Published: 2018-09-301

Debut poems by Maria Zientara Malewska

Jan Chłosta


The paper discusses first works, as well as the debut poem Pory roku [Seasons of the year] published in ”Gazeta Olsztyńska” [Olsztyn Newspaper] (4th December 1920) written by Maria Zientara-Malewska (1894-1984) - a Warmian poet, who was born in Brąswałd near Olsztyn. One can notice in them foremost influences of Maria Konopnicka, Adam Asnyk, Jan Kasprowicz. All of them were published in the ”Gazeta” where she worked for a short period of time and in the supplement to the magazine ”Gość Niedzielny” [Sunday Guest]. She connected creative writing with social and cultural activity, took part in establishing the Polish Women Society and the Youth Society in the East Prussia. After graduation from the Teachers College in Cracow in 1926 she founded Polish nursery schools and schools in the South of Warmia. She was teaching in the Polish school in today’s Chaberków for a short period of time.


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Chłosta, J. (2018). Debut poems by Maria Zientara Malewska. Prace Literaturoznawcze, (2). Retrieved from

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