This paper presents the poet and literary theorist Kazimerz Brakoniecki’s personal recapitulation and reflection on the development of his poetic works where place, space and localness are central themes. This development is understood as a gradual, although systematic shift from (neo)platonic and (neo)romantic thought towards an interest in the “metaphysical particular,” towards the making of a locally and geographically bound identity. As a result Kenneth White, who coined the term “geopoetics,” was a significant author to consider. The paper also compares the two authors and their conceptions of the term. Furthermore the paper evaluates the specific situation of the “Eastern-European” regional author, unrelated to regionalism in the usual sense of the word, who comes from a region deeply affected by its violent history (Warmia and Masuria, former Prussia).