Miron Białoszewski (1922–1983)
Apart from connections to the 20th-century avant-garde, Miron Białoszewski's poetry was typified by profound reflections on language, which is why he is often described as a “linguistic poet”. His poetry made reference to spoken, vernacular, and childish language as he unceasingly pushed the boundaries of linguistic systems. His work with the Tarczyńska Theatre and Osobny Theatre was similar, playing with words and real objects in a search for accurate ways to describe reality. Białoszewski’s texts and experiments as a director and dramatist marked the beginning of the Polish post-war theatrical avant-garde. They were also an important source of inspiration for many visual artists.