Monday, October 11, 2010


The following is an article written by the poet and journalist Oriana Ivy regarding a lecture that the Polish poet and Nobel Prize for Literature nominee Adam Zagajewski, author of Without End, Canvas and Tremors, recently delivered at the Vermont Studio Center. If you click on the link, you'll be taken directly to Ms. Ivy's site.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Here's some news about the activities of Polish and Polish-American writers and artists.

The Fall Edition of features the poems of prize-winning poet Polish-American poet Elisabeth Murawski (author of Zorba's Daughter), along with Evelyn Posamentier, Lesley Wheeler, and Luisa A Igloria. The features editor is Andrena Zawinski.

Thad Rutkowski's story "Pan Tadeusz" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Westchester Review.

Grzegorz Wroblewski's series of drawings MY LIFE WITH ANN 2 is now available on the Post-Literate (R)Evolution website. Three of his poems have been translated into English by Agnieszka Pokojska. They appear in the latest issue of Postmodern Culture.

The current issue of Connecticut River Review features poems by Polish and Polish American writers Ewa Parma, Leonard Kress, Cecilia Woloch, Linda Nemec Foster, John Minczeski, Suzanne Niedzielska, and John Guzlowski.

Leonard Kress has a new chapbook (Thirteens)--poems w/prints by Mania Dajnak--due out any day from Aureole Press. He also has poems in the recent Crazy Horse and Harvard Review.

Lisa Siedlarz recently had her book I Dream My Brother Plays Baseball -- about her brother's experiences in the Afghan War -- reviewed by the Yanaguana Literary Review.

Oriana Ivy recently returned from a poetry workshop at the Vermont Studio Center. She will soon be blogging about this experience.

Anna Maria Mickiewicz has recently published a collection of poems in Polish called Proscenium. The poems were written during the period of martial law in Poland during the 1980s.

Leslie Pietryzk's short story "The Chicago Brother" appears in the latest issue of Crab Orchard Review. The story is from her novel in progress about Polish immigrants in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century.

Amy Nawrocki's second collect of poems, Nomad's End, is available from Finishing Line Press.

Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, a young Polish artist (born in Zamosc, Poland, 1980), is having his first solo exhibit in the US. The New York Times wrote an informative piece about him that includes a slide show of his paintings.

My book Lightning and Ashes was recently reviewed by Gently Read Literature. The review was entitled "Children of the World War" and the reviewer Marc Sheehan liked it.


The illustration above is by Polish artist Adam Guzowski.