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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joanna Kurowska  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born:


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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 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: [https://dspace.flinders.edu.au/xmlui/bitstream/handle/2328/35860/Kurowska_Sharma.pdf?sequence=1 Writers in Conversation; Flinders University, Australia].


Published Works

  • Stained Glass, eLectio Publishing, 2016
  • Intricacies, Finishing Line Press, 2016
  • The Butterly's Choice, Broadstone Books, 2015
  • Inclusions, Cervena Barva Bress, 2014
  • The Wall & Beyond, Little Elm TX: eLectio Publishing, 2012 (e-book); 2013 (paperback)
  • Obok [Near], Oficyna Literacka (Poland), 1999
  • Sciana [The Wall], Wydawnictwo Dolnoslaskie (Poland), 1997


Selected Titles At Your Library

Stained glass /
ISBN: 1632132222. OCLC Number:

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Intricacies :
ISBN: 1944251634. OCLC Number:

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The butterfly's choice /
ISBN: 1937968154. OCLC Number:

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Inclusions /
ISBN: 0991009169. OCLC Number:

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The wall & beyond :
ISBN: 1482371170. OCLC Number:

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Obok /
ISBN: 8371241194. OCLC Number:

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Ściana /
ISBN: 8370236014. OCLC Number:

Wydawn. Dolnośląskie,. Wrocław :. 1997.


Awards

  • 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)

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    For the list of past and forthcoming readings, or to schedule a reading or an interview, please visit http ("News & Events"; "Contact")

    or e-mail Joanna Kurowska at joanna-kurowska@comcast.net.