When not teaching chemistry, Professor Emeritus Leszek Czuchajowski is also a poet. He is the author of seven books of poetry in English and several in Polish. In 2008 he was nominated Poet of the Year by the International Society of Poets and was inducted as International Poets of Merit and Honored Member of that Society. His poetry is also known and appreciated by his Organic chemistry students.
His books of poetry are in the collections of nearly 100 American University libraries: Poetry and Imaginations of my Days; Scattered Poems; Her Miniature; Eros Walks on the Campus; Diverse are the Ways of Love; Pharaohs, Women, and All Others; Chatting with Gods; Hello, Devil!
On May 4, 2011, Professor Leszek Czuchajowski (Les) became an associate member of the Academy of American Poets. He is one of a few if not the only organic chemist in this distinguished group of writers. Congratulations!