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CR publishes book + film reviews, interviews, profiles and more. All with a Polish slant, in English.

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

From a Polish Country House Kitchen
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 — Summer / Books

From a Polish Country House Kitchen

Attention all foodies: Polish food is fresh, lively and delicious. Reviewer Pierre Gratton dismisses stale opinions. A French conspiracy, he suspects, ably put down by Anne Applebaum and Danielle Crittenden.

Summer 2013 Bulletin Board
2013 Vol. 5 No. 2 — Summer / Bulletin Board

Summer 2013 Bulletin Board

Magda Romanska’s new play, Opheliamachine, in LA; Piotr Piwowarczyk’s film, Santa Rosa, in Chicago; Basia and Leonard Myszynski’s Modjeski film in the works; and historian Timothy Snyder everywhere.

Cosmopolitan Review is Back!
Commentary

Cosmopolitan Review is Back!

With a fresh and lively look, new writers, lots of reviews and book news, plus great features, CR blends topics light and serious, old and new, all of them focusing – or merely touching upon – something Polish, but not necessarily from a Polish perspective.

Bill Johnston: Educator Extraordinaire
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Commentary

Bill Johnston: Educator Extraordinaire

A tsunami of honours fell upon Bill Johnston in 2012. CR surfs on that giant wave with a few observations of its own, along with some from Tamara Trojanowska and from students who will never forget him.

Spring 2013 Bulletin Board
2013 Vol. 5 No. 1 — Spring / Bulletin Board

Spring 2013 Bulletin Board

Lots of honors and awards for books – all reviewed in CR. Plus: An artist comes home; Elgar for the musically inclined; Manya, the Living History of Maria Skłodowska-Curie; and a beer named for Wojtek the Soldier Bear.

Spring 2012 Bulletin Board
2012 vol. 4 no. 1 — Spring / Bulletin Board

Spring 2012 Bulletin Board

• Polish-German Relations
Ice Warriors – Poland’s Adam Mickiewicz Institute publishes its first comic book
• Quo Vadis 2012 in Calgary, Canada
Freedom Climbers author Bernadette McDonald in Montreal + Ottawa
• The Slavic Performing Arts Heritage Festival at Luzerne County Community College in Shamokin, PA – Writing Competition

Winter 2011-12 Bulletin Board
2011 Vol. 3 No. 4 — Winter / Bulletin Board

Winter 2011-12 Bulletin Board

• Bogusław Schaeffer honored in chocolate
• Helena Modjeska in chocolate and elsewhere
• A new element named for Copernicus
Radioactive, a biography of Marie and Pierre Curie, a National Book Award finalist
• Jan Lisiecki, pianist extraordinaire
• Wojtek the Soldier Bear is now a film
• Poland’s Prime Minister named European of the Year

The Best Five Places for Kissing in Warsaw
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Poetry

The Best Five Places for Kissing in Warsaw

Karen Kovacik directs the creative writing program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Her books of poetry include Metropolis Burning, Beyond the Velvet Curtain, and Nixon and I.

Mrs. Noah
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Poetry

Mrs. Noah

Oriana, a former journalist and community college instructor, now teaches poetry workshops. Her awards include The New Letters Award, Felix Pollack Award, and a residency at Yaddo. Her poems, essays, and translations have been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry 1992, New Letters, Nimrod, The Iowa Review, Quarterly West, Texas Review, Wisconsin Review, American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Spoon River Review, and many other journals and anthologies.