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Poetry of Richard Tylman

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Richard Tylman

Richard Tylman

Richard Tylman, 2006
BornJanuary 30, 1952

Kraków, Poland

OccupationPainter, poet, essayist

LanguagePolish, English

Notable workKoty marcowe, Kraków,
feat. An Attempt at Blowing Up the Statue of Lenin

Media typePrint Hardcover

ISBN 83-88576-94-1

Richard Tylman (born January 30, 1952) is a Polish-Canadian poet, painter and essayist. Born in Kraków, Poland as Ryszard Tylman, he has lived in Vancouver, Canada, since 1982. Tylman received his Master's degree in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków in 1979.

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Tylman was the first of two children of Edward Tylman, professor of engineering from the Kraków University of Technology, and Danuta Krupa, college teacher of nursing.[1] Tylman co-founded a student literary newspaper called Skarpa, in which he debuted his free verse poetry with an introduction by the Rector of Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts (PWST). Soon afterwards he won the Grand Owl Poetry Award sponsored by the Jagiellonian University of Kraków.[1] Tylman graduated from the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts (ASP) and in 1980 was chosen to represent Kraków at the national juried exhibition of paintings by the most prominent young professional artists.[2][3][4] Following graduation he worked as an arts instructor and theatre stage designer.[1] Tylman left Poland in 1981 and settled in Vancouver, where he pursued a career in graphic arts. He became a Canadian citizen in 1985.


While in Canada, Tylman continued writing poetry, articles,[5] and essays in Polish throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, publishing an acclaimed volume of poetry entitled Koty marcowe (The Felines of March) in Warsaw in 2002.[6] The book features a long poem called An Attempt at Blowing Up the Statue of Lenin ("O próbie wysadzenia pomnika Lenina") – since popularized in photo anthology Nowa Huta. Okruchy życia i meandry historii by J.A. Karnasiewicz.[7][8] Tylman began writing poetry in English nearly a decade after becoming a Canadian citizen,[9] and has self-published several limited editions of verse in English and Polish, including Imaginary Lovers, Living Inside the Moving Landscape, Privilege / Przywilej, Wax Poetics, and Selections From an Old Shoebox. As featured poet, Tylman performed at the Gala of the 2005 Heart of the City Festival broadcasted in Vancouver by Shaw Cable TV.[10]

Visual arts

In his early teens, Tylman became the youngest member of the Plastic Arts' Club for adults[5] at the DK HiL Community Centre in Nowa Huta, and exhibited his first oil paintings in gallery group show. Following high school he enrolled at the Kraków University of Technology Faculty of Architecture, encouraged by his father.[5] However, within two years it was clear he didn't share his father's aspirations, and in 1974, under the tutorage of professional artists Ewa and Ryszard Mrozowski, Tylman passed the entrance exams to the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts Faculty of Painting.

In opposition to the then-leading trend toward post-expressionism in the Academy, Tylman maintained his artistic interest in hyperrealist painting.[5][11] He defended his Master's Thesis at the atelier of Prof. Andrzej Strumiłło in 1979.[5] A year later, Tylman was chosen by the regional curator of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers (ZPAP) to represent Kraków in Wrocław, at a national juried exhibition of "the most distinguishable individualities among painters of the new generation".[5][12][13] He was a set-design assistant at People's Theatre of Kraków (Teatr Ludowy),[5] as well as an arts instructor, before emigrating to Canada.

While in Canada, Tylman pursued a career in commercial arts as an airbrush illustrator. His illustrations were used on billboards, bus shelters, covers of corporate annual reports and brochures. His work has been featured in spreads published in newspapers and magazines such as Time,[14][15][16] Maclean's,[17] and Chatelaine.[18] Among the clients for whom he provided illustrations were Petro-Canada, BCTel,[19] and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canadian Pacific Airlines[16][20] with Wardair,[20] Pacific Western Airlines[14] with American Express,[21] Energy Mines and Resources Canada,[22] Tourism British Columbia for Expo 86,[23] West Edmonton Mall, Tetra Pak, Sun-Rype,[18] and the Province.

Tylman was part of a team which received an Award of Excellence (pictured here) at the 1991 Graphex competition in the category of illustration series for a series of illustrations provided by Tylman and used in a promotional campaign.[24]

  1. ^ a b c Małgorzata Szymczyk-Karnasiewicz, (13 November 2009). "Powrócił kolor Grażyny Ladry" (in Polish). Głos – Tygodnik Nowohucki (Kraków: Graf-Press Publishing). Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Ryszard Tylman, biographical note (Polish) archived by Page reference image and text (since no longer available at source) retrieved from a 2002 version of Wydawnictwo Nowy Świat Publishing webpage. Internet Archive Wayback Machine cached also a number of different frame-sets with publisher's announcements. The information about Tylman linked from the section "Autorzy" (Authors) was accompanying the 2002 publication of his collection of Polish language poetry entitled Koty marcowe. Note: text displayed does not include Polish diacritics.
  3. ^ Ryszard Tylman, the most recent biographical note by Wydawnictwo Nowy Świat publishing, based on a corresponding entry from the Polish edition of Wikipedia. The information no longer features extended personal details including earlier poetry book description, because the aforementioned publication is now out of print. Accessed 15 March 2008. (Polish)
  4. ^ From the Catalogue to the National Exhibition of Paintings by New Artists, BWA Vanguard Gallery (Galeria "Awangarda"), Wrocław, Poland, May 1980.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Małgorzata Szymczyk-Karnasiewicz, "Mowa ojczysta nie spowszednieje mi nigdy" (My mother-tongue will never lose its charm), Głos, Tygodnik Nowohucki, Kraków, 8 August 2003, nr 32 (644), p.9. ISNN : 1231-8582, index nr 358835; editor-in-chief Jan L. Franczyk. Copy reprinted by permission. (Polish)
  6. ^ Bogumił Pacak-Gamalski, "Anonsy wydawnicze". Strumień, Rocznik Twórczości Polskiej w Zachodniej Kanadzie (Polish Art Annual for Western Canada), published by Strumien Pub. Ltd., 2004. Nr 3, p. 29. Vancouver, Canada. ISSN 1488-8513. (Polish)
  7. ^ Jacek Bartlewicz, "Widok na Hutę", interview with Jerzy Aleksander Karnasiewicz, first published in Gazeta Nowohucka supplement to Gazeta Krakowska newspaper, September 16, 2003. Retrieved from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. (Polish)
  8. ^ Jacek Bartlewicz, "Opowieść o miejscu szczęśliwym",, Polskapresse 2000-2009.
  9. ^ David Fraser, editor in chief; "To the People of the Carnegie Kitchen" by Richard Tylman. A poetry review. Ascent Aspirations Magazine. Accessed 2008-01-04.
  10. ^ Tylman, Richard. (2005). "To the People of the Carnegie Kitchen". Gala stage reading at the 2nd Annual Heart of the City Festival, held in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver; and co-sponsored by the Carnegie Community Centre. Filmed by ICTV, broadcasted by Shaw Cable throughout 2006. The text of the above long poem by Tylman is also featured in subtitles. Public broadcasting. Vancouver: ICTV.  
  11. ^ Gallery of paintings online including Narrative by Richard Tylman.
  12. ^ Józef Hałas, Waldemar Cwenarski National Exhibition of Paintings by New Artists, BWA Vanguard Gallery (Galeria Awangarda), Wrocław, May 1980. See: excerpt from the Catalogue.
  13. ^ Translation from Polish: Józef Hałas, Waldemar Cwenarski National Exhibition of Paintings by New Artists, Ministry of Culture and Art, Board of Directors of the Association of the Polish Visual Artists (ZPAP) chapter in Wrocław; Art Exhibitions Bureau (BWA) Vanguard Gallery, Wrocław, May 1980.
    Original: Józef Hałas, Ogólnopolska Wystawa Malarstwa Młodych im. Waldemara Cwenarskiego. Ministerstwo Kultury i Sztuki, Zarzęd Okręgu ZPAP we Wrocławiu; Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych, Galeria Awangarda, Wrocław, Maj 1980. Komisarz wystawy, redakcja, projekt plakatu i katalogu: Andrzej Pass. Redakcja techniczna: Grażyna Deryng. W.Z.Graf., Warszawa, ul. Oławska 11, Zam. 1134/80/G, 300, B-6.
  14. ^ a b Time, November 24, 1986, Vol. 128. No. 21, pp. 62-63.
  15. ^ Time, December 8, 1986, Vol. 128 No. 23, pp. 8-9.
  16. ^ a b Time, May 19, 1986, Vol. 127 No. 20.
  17. ^ Maclean's, December 1, 1986, Vol. 99 No. 48, pp. 54-55.
  18. ^ a b Chatelaine, September 1986, Vol. 59 No. 9, p. 165.
  19. ^ Business in Vancouver Magazine (link to current issue), June 18–24 1991, p. 7.
  20. ^ a b Advertising Supplement to The Vancouver Sun, The Calgary Herald, The Edmonton Journal, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen and The Montreal Gazette, April 27, 1989; The Toronto Star, April 29, and The Financial Post, May 1, 1989. Printed in Canada.
  21. ^ Ibidem: Time, November 24, 1986, Vol. 128. No. 21, pp. 62-63. Time, December 8, 1986, Vol. 128 No. 23, pp. 8-9. Maclean's, December 1, 1986, Vol. 99 No. 48, pp. 54-55.
  22. ^ The Official Guide to Expo 86. Published by Beautiful British Columbia Magazine with Expo 86 Corporation, Victoria BC, 1986, p. 5. ISBN 0-7726-0406-1.
  23. ^ Feel the Excitement of Expo 86. Expo 86 Provincial Crown Corporation, Hon. Claude Richmond Minister Responsible, Vancouver BC, 1985, inside spread. D125A-185E 400M. Litho'd in Canada.
  24. ^ The 1991 Graphex competition of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia. Source: Narrative by Richard Tylman to Gallery of paintings
  25. ^Richard Tylman (deleted from mainspace). Internal record of WP: AFD process.


  • Richard Tylman, Selections From an Old Shoebox. Vancouver: Aspidistra Press, 1998.
  • Richard Tylman, Privilege / Przywilej. Vancouver: Aspidistra Press, 1999.
  • Richard Tylman, Wax Poetics. Vancouver: Aspidistra Press, 2000.
  • Richard Tylman, Living Inside the Moving Landscape. Vancouver: Aspidistra Press, 2000.
  • Richard Tylman, Imaginary Lovers, and Other Poems. Vancouver: Aspidistra Press, 2001.[2]
  • Richard Tylman, Koty marcowe (The Felines of March). Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Nowy Świat Publishing, 2002; 120 pages. ISBN 83-88576-94-1.


  • Strumień, Rocznik twórczy.[3] Vancouver: Strumień Pub., 1999, Vol. 1, ISSN 1488-8513.
  • Strumień, Rocznik twórczy.[4] Vancouver: Strumień Pub., 2000, Vol. 2, ISSN 1488-8513.
  • Nowa Huta: Okruchy życia i meandry historii – photo anthology. Kraków: Wydawnictwo Towarzystwo Słowaków w Polsce Publishing, 2003; 195 pages. ISBN 83-89186-67-5.
  • Tylmanowie. Sztambuch rodzinny (anthology), Kraków: Wydawnictwo Towarzystwo Słowaków w Polsce, 2007; 112 pages. ISBN 978-83-7490-120-8.


Selected sources

(in English)

  • Richard Tylman, Imaginary Lovers (Vancouver BC: Aspidistra Press, 2001) p. 64.

  • (in Polish)

  • Bogumił Pacak-Gamalski, "Anonsy wydawnicze" (Vancouver: Strumień, 2004, Vol. 3) p. 29.
  • Małgorzata Szymczyk-Karnasiewicz, "Mowa ojczysta nie spowszednieje mi nigdy" (Kraków,
    Głos –Tygodnik Nowohucki, 2003-08-08, Vol. 32-644) p. 9.
  • Ryszard Tylman, Koty marcowe (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Nowy Świat, 2002) p. 120.
  • Krystyna Misiewicz, Genealogia Rodziny Tylmanów (Wrocław - Warsaw, 1994).
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