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Poppies in Górecko, Poland
PHOTO by CR's favorite photographer, Sławomir Nowosad.
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2

Welcome to our Summer 2014 issue!

The arts, in all their variety, are mirrors that reflect a people. We owe so much to artists. They make us laugh, cry, think, and see ourselves in our infinite variety, so no wonder we admire those talented people who create images, words and music that enrich our lives.

Krystyna Wituska: Her Life and Literary Afterlife
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 / Books

Krystyna Wituska: Her Life and Literary Afterlife

The memorial Centre in the German city of Halle Saale will unveil a monument to Krystyna Wituska, a young Polish prisoner executed on June 26, 1944, and two German authors will launch their book, Zelle Nr. 18: Eine Geschichte von Mut und Freundschaft (Cell No. 18: a History of bravery and friendship) to mark the 70th anniversary of her death.

Summer 2014 Bulletin Board
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 / Bulletin Board

Summer 2014 Bulletin Board

Eric Bednarski’s documentary, Neon, traces the history of neon illumination in Warsaw; a Polish documentary about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising has been made entirely from colourised archival film footage; Bill Johnston wins the Transatlantyk Prize for 2014; the Jagiellonian University celebrates its 650th jubilee with a year-long celebration – and more.

The Korwin Letters: Send Books!
2014 Vol. 6 No. 2 / Features

The Korwin Letters: Send Books!

That Falstaffian model for Sienkiewicz’s Zagłoba – patriot, soldier, miner, merchant, California’s Commissioner of Immigration and, according to Miłosz, a liar, braggart and drunkard (a remarkable CV) – left a colorful unpublished epistolary record at the Jagiellonian library. Discovered by Maureen Mroczek Morris with Lynn Ludlow, here they are.

Welcome to our Winter-Spring 2014 Issue!
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1

Welcome to our Winter-Spring 2014 Issue!

The storks – that quintessential symbol of spring in Poland – were photographed in Szczebrzeszyn in the springtime by CR’s favorite photographer, Sławomir Nowosad.

2014 is a year of anniversaries in Poland commemorating a hard-won success, a tragic historical event, and another paying homage to a man with a special significance in Polish history.

Winter-Spring 2014 Bulletin Board
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 / Bulletin Board

Winter-Spring 2014 Bulletin Board

2014 is the 600th anniversary of Polish-Turkey relations; Guernica Editions is seeking stories for an anthology centered on Poland and Polish Diaspora; Oxford University’s St. Antony’s College Programme on Modern Poland; an English version of a novel about Jan Karski’s life and times has been released.

Poland in the Rockies is Back and in Banff
2014 Vol. 6 No. 1 / Bulletin Board

Poland in the Rockies is Back and in Banff

On the 10th anniversary of the Polish symposium’s debut, Poland in the Rockies has been revived and will return to Western Canada’s most beautiful classroom.

Welcome to CR’s Fall 2013 Issue!
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3

Welcome to CR’s Fall 2013 Issue!

The sun never sets on the Polish diaspora.

They are everywhere, in their infinite variety, and what luck we have to stay in touch, even if only virtually.

Polish California: From Pioneers to Silicon Valley
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 / Features

Polish California: From Pioneers to Silicon Valley

Meet the “Polanders” of California who celebrated their 150th anniversary.

The Tosspot and the Diva
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 / Features

The Tosspot and the Diva

Henryk Sienkiewicz gave us Zagłoba, the hard drinking patriot noted for his girth – and mirth, but who knew that Sienkiewicz had found him in America?

Salon Poezji
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 / Poetry

Salon Poezji

New York Times columnist David Orr once noted that while it’s impossible to know which country has the best writers, let alone the best poets… if cash money were on the line, you’d find few critics willing to bet against Poland. Now, the world’s best celebrate Polish American poets.

Fall 2013 Bulletin Board
2013 Vol. 5 No. 3 / Bulletin Board

Fall 2013 Bulletin Board

Stefan Norblin’s life and art continue to fascinate; Ida dazzles, as does Life Feels Good. Wojtek the Soldier Bear gets his own Scottish tartan; Beth Holmgren’s book on Helena Modjeska is awarded; and Magda Romanska seems to be everywhere. Plus Katy Carr explores war and freedom through film and music workshops.

Welcome to CR’s Summer 2013 issue!
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 / Commentary

Welcome to CR’s Summer 2013 issue!

Poland is wherever Polish people are… India, the Canadian Rockies, or the Wianki festival in Washington DC.

A Farewell to Poland in the Rockies
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 / Commentary

A Farewell to Poland in the Rockies

PitR, as it is affectionately called, leaves many great memories and a far flung network. A toast to Tony Muszynski, who created it: Sto lat!

Polska Dotty
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 / Books

Polska Dotty

Here’s a writer you’ll immediately want to invite for dinner. Along with his charming father. And there, over great Polish food, you can tell him what you like, and don’t like, about his book.