Barefoot, a collection of twenty poems, is crammed full of lyrical moments that turn the expected and commonplace into something else. The poems, reflecting on the present, draw on memory, time and language with an acute awareness of the past that maps the idea of place and home. London: Eyewear Publishing, 2015.


There is a Chekhovian clarity in Piotr Florczyk’s vision. He is an original talent, attaining grace, attaining claritas. I love how an idea can be carried around like a breadcrumb in this pocket, how the sun in his work “slices the loaves of clouds.” I adore the human play here. And how can anyone not fall in love with the richness of lyricism dwelling in poems such as “Homeland Security” and “Psalm”? But what I love most of all is this poet’s kind attentiveness towards things and people in his poems.

—Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing in Odessa

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