2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall

Stefan Norblin: An Artist Comes Home
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Features

Stefan Norblin: An Artist Comes Home

The largest single collection of Polish art is not in Poland, but in India. A special exhibit brings it home, at least for a visit, attracting thousands of visitors to a visual feast.

Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness – A Promise Fulfilled
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness – A Promise Fulfilled

Agnieszka Holland’s latest film is dedicated to Marek Edleman, the legendary leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and evokes passages of his book: “And there was love, too, in the ghetto…”

The Second Generation: Harnessing the Power of Memory in the “Virtual” Age
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Features

The Second Generation: Harnessing the Power of Memory in the “Virtual” Age

The children of post-war Polish exiles, scattered across the world, are forming virtual communities. Together they are telling their history, refusing to leave it in the hands of those who don’t know… or don’t want to know.

Why This Silence?
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Commentary

Why This Silence?

The photo was unmistakably me, in Nehru shirt and bell bottoms, a cigarette dangling rakishly in my right hand… on the front page of Czechoslovakia’s Socialist Union of Youth newspaper.

Yes, Mr. President! *
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Commentary

Yes, Mr. President! *

(*President Poland, of course.)

Isabelle Sokolnicka’s optimism may be contagious…
all the more reason to read on.

Children in Exile: Recollections of Children Deported to the Soviet Gulag
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films / Interviews

Children in Exile: Recollections of Children Deported to the Soviet Gulag

Chicago-based filmmaker Chris Swider discusses his award-winning documentary, and why he chose to focus on the youngest “enemies of the State.”

Lost Between Worlds
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Lost Between Worlds

Exquisitely graceful prose and a powerful story make Edward Herzbaum’s journals read like a novel, a timeless telling of the years 1939-1945.

Copernicus Avenue
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Copernicus Avenue

It’s only been since my father’s generation has begun to pass away that I’ve come to recognize that their stories are the richest part of my inheritance…
– Andrew J. Borkowski

Passage from England: A Memoir
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Passage from England: A Memoir

Frank Zajaczkowski’s memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family and eventually learning his father’s story and coming to understand it.

Maps and Shadows
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Maps and Shadows

Krysia Jopek’s story of a gentle family uprooted by people who rearrange borders without hearing the gunshots or seeing the victims.

The Labyrinth: The Testimony of Marian Kołodziej
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

The Labyrinth: The Testimony of Marian Kołodziej

Recovery following a near fatal stroke unlocks memories buried for more than 50 years, which Marian Kołodziej renders into pen and ink drawings covering several rooms of his Labyrinth in the town of Harmęże, Poland. Ron Schmidt’s brilliant film allows you to enter that labyrinth, alone and in silence.

Polish Movie Nite presents Susannah Magers & In The Name of Their Mothers
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Susannah Magers & In The Name of Their Mothers

Polish Movie Nite: Polish cinema, viewed and reviewed by Americans, leads them to a better understanding of “the complexities of contemporary Poland.”

Polish Movie Nite presents Arden Sherman & Knife in the Water
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Films

Polish Movie Nite presents Arden Sherman & Knife in the Water

Developed during Polish Movie Nite, a series of film screenings at The Polish Club in San Francisco, these texts aim to introduce a wide variety of films that might be classified “Polish.”

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.

Metropolis Burning
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Poetry

Metropolis Burning

Karen Kovacik in Metropolis Burning interweaves the minute particulars of people’s lives.

Fall 2011 Bulletin Board
2011 Vol. 3 No. 3 — Fall / Bulletin Board

Fall 2011 Bulletin Board

• ReJoyce: Rehabilitation Joystick for Computerized Exercise
• Volunteers Needed for the Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum
• Alex Storozynski, Tadeusz Kosciuszko and Thaddeus Kosciuszko Park
• Side by Side: Poland – Germany, 1000 Years of Art and History
• Irena Sendler and Fatima Frutos: The 2011 Kutxa Ciudad de Irun Poetry Prize