StampNews.com hurries to inform that Polish Post commemorates the life and creativity of Jan Twardowski with a new stamps issue. This stamp celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the poet. The issue was put into circulation on the 29th of May.
Jan Jakub Twardowski was a famous Polish poet, but, as he said of himself, he was a priest first of all. He was a chief Polish representative of contemporary religious lyrics. He wrote short, simple poems, humorous, sometimes with colloquialisms.
He joins observation of nature with philosophical reflexion. Jan Twardowski gained fame in 1960 after publication of his first book of poetry, Znak ufności. In 1980 he received the PEN Club Robert Graves award for life's work, in 1996 Order Uśmiechu (Order of Smile), in 2000 IKAR prize, and in 2001 the TOTUS prize (known as the 'Catholic Nobel').