Born in Poland, Joanna Kurowska immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1988. A published scholar with expertise in Joseph Conrad, she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the recipient of several academic grants and awards, including the Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award. She taught for many years at American universities, including the University of Chicago and Indiana University, Bloomington.
Joanna has published seven books of poetry, Stained Glass (2016), Intricacies (2016), The Butterfly’s Choice (2015), Inclusions (2014), The Wall & Beyond (2013), and two books in Polish, Ściana (‘The Wall’, 1997) and Obok (‘Near’, 1999).
Joanna was chosen as the 2016 Featured Illinois Author in Willow Review; and is the recipient of the Jerzy Popiełuszko Poetry Award (Poland), as well as recurring Pushcart nominee. Her poems have appeared in American and international journals and her work has been translated into Romanian, Persian, German, and Polish.
She lives in Evanston, Illinois, together with her husband John, son Paul, and cat Rufus.
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