Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"Lightning and Ashes: The Poetry of John Guzlowski" by Thomas Napierkowski

Thomas Napierkowski recently published an article on my book LIGHTNING AND ASHES in the journal POLISH AMERICAN STUDIES, and I thought I would share the link.

Here's a paragraph from Prof. Napierkowski's study:

Like all good poets, John Guzlowski writes poems that have universal relevance; his poems, for example, deal with parent-child relations, husband-wife bonds, new beginnings, death (especially the death of parents), family connections (and disconnections), tragedy, trauma, and endurance. In the case of Guzlowski, however, these universal themes are anchored in Polish and Polish American experiences and also importantly in a segment of the Polish American community which has, until recently, been virtually voiceless—without, at least, a strong and clear literary voice. As a talented poet and a powerful voice for Polonia, John Guzlowski deserves our attention, our thanks—and our support.