Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Artists and Writers update

The Autumn 2009 issue of Canary: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis ( has work by the following Polish Diaspora writers.

--Mary Krane Derr, "What Is Your Personal Connection to the Ocean?"

--Christina Pacosz, "What Happened in August"

Also "Enough" by Elizabeth Kerlkowski--do you know her work? Is she Polish American?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Polish Writers and Artists in the News

Polish Documentary film-maker Henry Gajewski has recently had his short film, a portrait of Library Director Bas Savenije, unveiled at the website of the National Library of the Netherlands. Henry is working with Janusz Zalewski on a documentary about Polish-American writers. Clips of poets Cecilia Woloch, Mark Pawlak, Phil Boiarski, Leonard Kress, Linda Nemec Foster, and John Guzlowski reading are available online.

John Guzlowski has published a number of poems about learning English as a second language and leaving behind his first language, Polish, at the Cosmopolitan Review.

John Minczeski is the featured poet in the current issue of

Poet Christina Pacosz will be reading on Oct. 18 from her newly re-issued chapbook Notes from the Red Zone, Seven Kitchens Press, inaugural winner of the Re-Bound Series, and originally published by Seal Press in 1983. 816-753-1090 Hosted by Shawn Pavey. The reading will be at The Writers Place, October 18, 2009, 7 PM, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO.

Oriana recently placed two of her poems about her Polish grandmother and her experiences in Auschwitz at the online journal qarrtsiluni.

Linda Ciulik Wisniewski, the author of Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother and Her Polish Heritage, will be teaching a workshop on Place as Character in Memoir at the Montgomery County Community College Writers Conference in Blue Bell, PA on Saturday, November 7th.

Grzegorz Wroblewski has two new publications on the web: The poem "instead of" in the current issue (#7) of streetcake magazine and a presentation on Fieralingue at Poet's Corner. Two of his paintings appear at Poet's Corner also.

Andrena Zawinski's poem "We Have Traveled Here" appears in the current issue of Switched-On Gutenberg.

Finally, I would like to strongly recommend the online edition of the Polish American Journal as a site where Polonia and the wider Polish Diaspora can share information and common concerns.