What is the literary and cultural benefit of a diaspora anthology? It presents work from a community, a family of writers. It represents a cultural contribution to Canadian literature. It makes it known where they come from personally and metaphorically, what inspires them. In this case, they are all writers who share Polish-ness, in whatever ways we define it, as a part of their personal story, be it through similar experiences, influences, and perspective on the world, a sense of history and of who they are. And also, through interest in the Polish diaspora, writers who have no Polish roots.
About the Author
Kasia Jaronczyk has published extensively in journals and magazines and has a short story collection scheduled in 2017 with Mansfield Press. She lives in Guelph, Ontario. Hamilton, Ontario's Ma?gorzata Nowaczyk had two books published in Poland. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Prairie Fire, Numero Cinq, and Geist.