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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joanna Kurowska  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry



Illinois Connection

Kurowska has lived, studied, and worked in Illinois since she immigrated from Poland in 1988.

Biographical and Professional Information

A bi-lingual poet-immigrant, Joanna Kurowska is the author of seven critically acclaimed books of poetry. Her work has been published in American and European journals such as ''Atticus Review'', ''Bateau, Christianity & Literature'', ''The Conradian'', ''International Poetry Review'', ''Kultura'' (Paris), ''Levure liiƩraire'', ''Off the Coast'', ''Room'', ''Southern Quarterly'', and elsewhere. Kurowska holds a Ph.D. in literature and has taught at several American universities, including Indiana University and the University of Chicago. In-debth interview: [ Writers in Conversation; Flinders University, Australia].

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- * Featured Illinois Author in Willow Review, 2016 * Nominated for Pushcart, 2011, 2014 and 2015 * Selected for ''The Best of Vine Leaves'' anthology, 2014 * Award in Jerzy Popie?uszko National Poetry Contest, 1994 (Poland)