November 23, 2009 by Alex Gilbert
Robin Davidson is a busy person. Not only is she a full time professor of English at University of Houston Downtown, she’s also the president of the board of directors at Writers in the Schools. And if that wasn’t enough, she just had her first book published by Northwestern University Press.
The book, The New Century: Poems by Ewa Lipska, is a collection of poems by a post-World War II era poet from Poland. Ewa Lipska is regarded as one of the most important poets of her day but until now her work has not been translated widely. The New Century is the first collection of Lipska’s poems to appear in English. Robin Davidson co-translated the poems with Ewa Elzbieta Nowakowska and authored the foreword.