Monday, March 18, 2013

What's New? -- Co nowego? Polish Diaspora Writers and Artists Update

If you’re a Polish American writer or editor and do Facebook, I recommend the Polish American Writers and Editors page.  Here’s the link.

Mark Pawlak’s Go to the Pine: Quoddy Journals 2005-2010, a collection of journal poems in the tradition of Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interiors is now available from Plein Air Editions/BootstrapPress It’s also available from Amazon.  

Danusha Goska’s personal essay about the meaning of sacrifice appears in The Green Briar Review.

The Polish American Librarians Association is looking for Polish American writers to participate in an American Librarians Association event in Chicago. 

Jannett Matusiak's essay about how she keeps in touch with her family back in Poland papers at her blog.  

Linda Nemec Foster remembers her mother in an essay written for Writing the Polish Diaspora

Mark Tardi has a new book of poems out.  It’s called Airport Music, and you can read about it by clicking here.  By the way, there’s more about  Mark and his poems at Writing the Polish Diaspora, click here.

Ewa Thompson, editor of the Sarmatian Review, has published two articles recently which touch on the nature of Polishness: "Reflection on Errors in Western Interpretations of Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov" and "Stefan Zermowski's Ashes as a Postcolonial Narrative."

Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak is featured with an interview and poems in New Mirage Journal

Maja Trochimczyk received a Medal of Merit from the Polish Ministry of Culture for her work with the Madjeska Club of California.  The new issue of Cosmopolitan Review features her article on the Polish Folk Dance movement.  

MacArthur Genius Award Recipient Stuart Dybek spoke before the Polish American Librarians Association at the Polish Museum of America. 

Christina Pacosz has a poem title “Alarm Clock” in Thanal Online. 

Joanna  Ewa Kurowska’s mini-short story "Falsehoods" was just published in Postcard Shorts.  

Mark Lewandowski’s article on “The Parthenon” appears in the most recent issue of Literary Bohemian 

Adam Lizakowski and Neal Warren have a new chapbook out called Anteroom Poetry.  The book’s available at Amazon.  I’ll be posting a review of this book next week along with a poem or two from it. 

An ebook of Daniela Olszewska's True Confessions of an Escapee from The Capra Facility for Wayward Girls is now available from Spittoon Press.  

Linda Ciulik Wisniewski published a story "You Have to Eat Lunch" about her aunt who passed away recently. 

William Wolak is the featured poet in the British ezine Symmetry Pebbles.  The journal contains an interview with him, three poems, and a recording of him reading a poem.  Click here.  

Piotr Florczyk has a new book of translations out, Froth: Poems by Jarosław Mikołajewski (Calypso Editions, 2013).  Ilya Kaminsky calls the book "contemporary European poetry at its best," while Adam Zagajewski writes, "Mikołajewski's poems are kicking, running, appealing to us, readers.  His poems live." More info available by clicking here.

Some of Grzegorz Wroblewski’s poems and an interview with him appear in a recent issue of the Slovak journal Revue svetovej literatury (World Literature Review).  

Anna Maria Mickiewicz's poem "A London Dream" will is forthcoming in the Poetry Space anthology Through A Child's Eyes: Poems from World War Two.  The book will be launced at the Penzance Festival on July 21st. 

John Guzlowski’s short short story “The Last Dayof Life on Earth” appears in the most recent issue of Atticus Review.  Another one of his short fiction pieces “MyMother’s Funeral” appears in Postcard Shorts.  His poem “At 40 His Wife Begins to Write Poems” is in The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology.   He was also recently interviewed by Rattle.  

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