Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Joanna Kurowska  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;


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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: [ 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)

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 [].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Inclusions /
ISBN: 0991009169. OCLC Number: 879528802

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Intricacies :
ISBN: 1944251634. OCLC Number: 944346939

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Obok /
ISBN: 8371241194. OCLC Number: 45227363

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Ściana /
ISBN: 8370236014. OCLC Number: 40865808

Wydawn. Dolnośląskie,. .

Stained glass
ISBN: 9781632132222. OCLC Number: 950881165

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

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The wall
ISBN: 0394756967. OCLC Number: 16979848

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The wall & beyond :
ISBN: 1482371170. OCLC Number: 880637534

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