- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WARSAW, POLAND (AP) - The will of the late Nobel-winning Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska calls for the establishment of a new literary prize and a foundation that will guard her literary achievements.

Szymborska’s will was opened Wednesday in Krakow and its contents described by her personal secretary, Michal Rusinek, at a news conference.

Rusinek said the foundation will take over Szymborska’s books, archives and other objects. Szymborska did not clarify the nature of the literary award she wants established, so the foundation will also decide that.

Szymborska died Feb. 1 of lung cancer at 88. One of Poland’s most acclaimed writers of recent decades, her humane and often ironic poems won a wider audience in 1996 when she won the Nobel prize for literature.

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