I have just finished editing my father’s memoirs. These 351 pages are a powerful testimony to the times in which my father lived, including his forced exile to Kazakhstan, at the age of seven). The large picture below (click to enlarge) shows Bohdan Kurowski (my father, then a little boy) and other members of the family in 1938—a year before the nazis and the soviets destroyed their lives by introducing the war they (the nazis and the soviets) had concocted.
The review is in Polish; click for an English translation of this review.
*Przegląd Polski [Polish Review] is a monthly publication about cultural affairs; affiliated with Nowy Dziennik (New York), the oldest Polish language newspaper in the USA.
In Olentangy Review, Darryl Price writes about The Butterfly’s Choice:
Lovely, deep, and soft, this book is a work of thankfulness in its overall essence—for the miracle that is to be found in the moments of mortality as much as anything else. . . .This is a book that wants something strong and emotional back from you, but doesn’t necessarily demand it—instead it presents a way forward, for both poet and reader, to come to an understanding before parting ways.
Poetry is the one thing I can never lie to.
These are works of clear-eyed observation and studied contemplation.
The Butterfly’s Choice invites the reader to contemplate the possibility of wisdom.
—Helen Degen Cohen, author of Habry and Co-Editor of Rhino Magazine
The best book of poetry I’ve read in a long time.
—Gloria Mindock, editor, Cervena Barva Press