Joanna Kurowska immigrated to the U.S. in 1988. After publishing two books of poetry in Poland—Ściana (The Wall), 1997 and Obok (Near), 1999—she gradually switched to English as her poetic medium. Many of her poems have appeared in American and European journals. Her five books of poetry in English include The Wall & Beyond (eLectio Publishing 2013), Inclusions (Cervena Barva Press 2014), The Butterfly’s Choice (Broadstone Books 2015), Intricacies (Finishing Line Press 2016), and Stained Glass (eLectio Publishing 2016)
A published scholar with expertise in Joseph Conrad, Joanna Kurowska holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the recipient of the Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award. She has taught at several American universities, including Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of Chicago. She lives in Evanston, Illinois, together with her husband John, son Paul, and cat Rufus.
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