Monika Kocot

I first learned about Kenneth White and geopoetics from my friend, Anna Kronenberg. It was more or less ten years ago. At that time Anna was working on her PhD thesis on White’s geopoetics in Scottish and Polish literature. In 2012, we co-translated a selection of White’s poems into Polish, and this is how I got hooked. In 2014, when I completed my PhD on Edwin Morgan’s writing, and started searching for new ideas, new themes, White’s poetry and his theory of geopoetics seemed an obvious option. Ever since that time I’ve been exploring and writing about his waybooks, essays, and poetry. Given the comparative nature of my writing and White’s philosophy (of writing), it feels like an ongoing project and never-ending adventure.