dr hab. Grzegorz Kość, prof. ucz.

email: grzegorz.kosc@uw.edu.pl

profile: ORCID

Room 1.027

Office hours in Spring semester 2023/24:
Tuesdays, 11:00 – 13:00

Associate Professor of English, Kość is the author of two critical books, Robert Lowell: Uncomfortable Epigone of the Grands Maîtres (Peter Lang, 2005) and Robert Frost’s Political Body (Camden House, 2014). Recently, he has contributed essays to Papers on Language and Literature, Partial Answers, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and College Literature. In 2009 Kość was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago; he has been a recipient of three OPUS research grants from the National Science Center Poland. He has co-edited, with Steven Gould Axelrod, a new edition of Robert Lowell’s autobiographical prose, his Memoirs, for Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2022). Also he has coedited, with Thomas Austenfeld of Fribourg University, Switzerland, Robert Lowell in Context for Cambridge University Press (April 2024). Presently, he is working, with Steven Axelrod, on an edition of Robert Lowell’s Essays, also for FSG.

Role at the ASC

ASC Director


Bishop-Lowell Studies (Penn State University Press), Editorial Board, 2021–

Vice-President of the Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS), 2017–2021

President of Robert Frost Society, 2013, 2019

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago, Department of Comparative Literature, Chicago, IL, Aug 2008–May 2009


Robert Lowell in Context, coedited with Thomas Austenfeld. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2024.

“Robert Lowell’s Still Lifes and the Market Economy of the Poetic Profession.” College Literature 50, no. 4 (Fall 2023): 463–95. DOI: 10.1353/lit.2023.a908884.

Robert Lowell, Memoirs, coedited with Steven G. Axelrod. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August  2022)

Robert Giroux and the Editing of Lowell’s ‘The Balanced Aquarium’,” coauthored with Steven G. Axelrod, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies 36, no. 2 (2021): 415–40.

Robert Frost’s Traitors and His Poetics of Disloyalty.” Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas 17, no. 1 (2019): 23–47. 

“Robert Lowell’s Onionskin Aesthetic.” Papers on Language and Literature 54, no. 2 (2018): 1–17

Robert Frost’s Political Body. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2014.

Courses (selected)

Twentieth-Century American Literature—Lecture

American Monuments

Photography in American Literature

American Nationalism and Collective Memory

American Modernist Poetry

Hobbies/non-academic interests


Curriculum vitae (PDF)