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Joanna Kurowska

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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 liiéraire'', ''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].

  • -- 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)

Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Joanna Kurowska on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Inclusions /
ISBN: 0991009169 OCLC: 879528802

  Intricacies :
ISBN: 1944251634 OCLC: 944346939

  Obok /
ISBN: 8371241194 OCLC: 45227363

Ściana /
ISBN: 8370236014 OCLC: 40865808

Wydawn. Dolnośląskie, Wrocław : 1997.

Stained glass
ISBN: 9781632132222 OCLC: 950881165

The butterfly's choice /
ISBN: 1937968154 OCLC: 908989269

The wall
ISBN: 0394756967 OCLC: 16979848

Vintage Books, New York : 1988, ©1950.

Riveting and compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty-a gripping and visceral story, impossible to put down.

The wall & beyond :
ISBN: 1482371170 OCLC: 880637534