Karina Borowicz’s The Bees are Waiting has been selected by Franz Wright as winner of the 2011 Marick Press Prize. The book will be published this April. Until then, here’s a poem of hers recently published inthe journal Contrary.
He comes to understand
the spirit abiding in each scrap of wood
that passes through his hands
every child is born hesays
knowing the language of trees
for so long our unformed ear
is pressed to the wall of eternity
with his hands hesmoothes the wood
from which a face is beginning
tools rest at his feet
the blackened little knife
a bent nail
Oriana Ivy continues to write her blog of poetry and ideas. Her responses to questions of fate, epiphanies, destiny, love, heaven, and so much more are always engaging and inspiring. Check out the latest piece at her blog by clicking here.
Martha Silano's Little Office of the Immaculate Conception was blogged about her at Writing the Polish Diaspora recently. Click here.
Chris Wiewiora frequently posts hisessays at The Good Men Project. Iespecially liked his piece “Grand (re) Opening” about trying to reunite with anold girlfriend. He also maintains hisown website at www.chriswiewiora.com.
JackKulpa’s excellent True North: Reflections on Fishing and the Life Well Lived (Taylor Trade edition, 2005) was the first book-lengthproject to win the Ellis/Henderson Outdoor Writing Award from the Council forWisconsin Writers. Sports Afield ranked Jack's work as among"the greatest outdoor writing of the twentieth century."
Translations of some of Grzegorz Wróblewski poems recently appeared in the Exquisite Corpse.
Aimee Pozorski, president of thePhilip Roth Society, continues her important scholarly work on Philip Roth witha new volume coming out soon on Roth and Celebrity. She has also recently signed a contract withEBSCO/Salem to do the Critical Insights volume on Roth.
Dr. Margaret Wacker recently had apiece published on the death of her mother in Physicians Practice. Margarethas also started her own blog called Stories of Living with Ghosts.
Evelyn Posamentier's book of wonderfully mysterious and evocative poems Poland at the Door is now available from Knives Forks and Spoons Press in the UK. Here's one of the poems:
This is where we switch trainsmy room sails through the fog.wait a minute. sea sicknessthrows me from wall to wall.yet pastures settle their greenishnessin the sailing room. the trainsbecome confused. what next?
Bruce Lader, the husbandof Polish Poet Renata Lader, has a book coming out called Fugitive Hope. You can read more about it at hiswebsite. Bozena Zarembacontinues her excellent series of interviews with pianists for the Chopin Societyof America. Here’s the link to the mostrecent, an interview with Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev.
Maria J. Pilatowicz's Walking on Ice, a novel about a young girl's life in Communist Poland, is now available from Tate Publishing.
John Guzlowski’s poem “LoveSong of T. S. Eliot” appears at Nonforgotten. His poem "38 Easy Steps to Carlyle's Everlasting Yeah" appears in City of the Big Shoulders, an anthology of poems about Chicago from University of Iowa Press. He also recently gave an interview about the uses of memory in his book Lightning and Ashes in the online journal As It Ought to Be. You can read the interview by clicking here. His anthology of poems about Heaven and Hell (37 poets, 48 poems) appeared online recently at Scream Online.