“I always carry inside / a light”: A Poem for Your Pocket

To celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day 2020, we’ve created a custom wallpaper made especially for your phone’s lock screen so you can carry Anna Swir’s poem “There is a Light in Me” with you today and in the days to come. Download the file by clicking the thumbnail below, which will open the full-size image in a new tab.

This translation by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan appears in Swir’s book Talking to My Body. It’s also part of our digital anthology All of Us All of Us: Poems for Connection—an ever-growing collection of poems compiled by Copper Canyon Press staff to provide balm, fuel, and connection in our time of current global crisis.