A b s t r a k t
This article is devoted to the analysis of Marcin Ostrychacz’s poems collected in the volume Cielenie lodowca [Iceberg calving]. The article examines the poems using the concepts of the environmental catastrophe and the almost unimaginable scale on which it is taking place. Both concepts play a crucial role in the eco-critical discourse. The author tries to prove that by using the category of the detail, Ostrychacz strives to regain conceptual control over both notions. The poet sees the Earth as a detail in the cosmos and thus is able to process the phenomena which function on a wider planetary plane and find a counterbalance to the apocalyptic visions.