The Wall & Beyond

The Wall & Beyond

by Joanna Kurowska


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As the volume's title suggests, my recurring motif is "the wall." It reflects the confrontation between dreams and reality, between individual and institution. It also depicts my sense of estrangement following my immigration from Poland to the US in 1988. Finally, it echoes my struggle with the idea of God against the experience of religion and world's theodicy. Probing the wall's nature, I gradually come to realization that the wall is part of human nature. Ultimately, I always strive to affirm life—to reach beyond the wall.

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ISBN-13: 9781482371178
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/08/2013
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.16(d)

About the Author

JOANNA KUROWSKA published poetry in American Tanka, Apple Valley Review, Bateau, Christianity & Literature, Concise Delight, Dappled Things, The Green Door (forthcoming), Illuminations, International Poetry Review, ken*again, New York Quarterly (forthcoming), Oklahoma Review, Penwood Review, Room Magazine, Solo Novo, Strong Verse, Vineyards, and Write From Wrong Magazine. Her poetry collection Inclusions is forthcoming from Červená Barva Press. Previously, Joanna published two books of poetry in Poland, Ściana : The Wall, 1997; and Obok : Near, 1999). Her Polish poems appeared also in journal publications, including Kultura (Paris) and Fraza (Rzeszów, Poland). Joanna holds a doctorate in literature from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2007) and her critical works appeared in Anglican Theological Review, The Conradian (forthcoming); Joseph Conrad Today, NewPages, Sarmatian Review, Slavic and East European Journal, and elsewhere. She has taught at American universities, including Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and the University of Chicago.

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Antonia33 More than 1 year ago
THE WALL & BEYOND is a collection of very short, insightful poems that can be interpreted in many ways. And presents a fresh view on religion, through the eyes of poetry!