“On Corporeal Tropes in Anna Frajlich's Poetry” is an attempt to take a closer look at the diverse ways in which corporeality is understood by the author of Łodzią jest i jest przystanią [It is both boat and harbor]. In Frajlich's works one can observe a reflection on corporeality. Even though Frajlich does not shy away from describing bodies which are sensual, erotic, and ones that experience emotions, she also pays attention to bodies which suffer and are stricken with pain. A recurrent theme in Frajlich's poetry is the body in the context of collective experiences. Displacement and exile are prominent themes in Frajlich's poetry, which affect the poet's body. The attacks of September 11, 2001, represent a collective wound, which “heals,” but the scar remains. Trauma in Frajlich's poetry is shown through the body, a toothache or devastating pain. Finally, Frajlich's poetry often presents lyrical images in which the body constitutes the transmitter of nonverbal desires and human pain. On the one hand, Frajlich observes the body's physiological decay, and on the other, she does not shy away from describing the sensual, erotic, and feeling body.

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