True Confessions

True Confessions

by John Guzlowski
True Confessions

True Confessions

by John Guzlowski



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True Confessions: 1965 to Now

In this sequel to his award-winning memoir Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolding, John Guzlowski once again proves himself the master of autobiographical poetry.

True Confessions offers the reader a series of autobiographical/memoir poems about Guzlowski's life from 1965 to the present.

True Confessions is partially set in the Midwest where he lived until he retired from university teaching. The poems in this book deal with his hippie years in Chicago in the 1960s, his marriage to his wife, living in a small town in Illinois after their marriage, the deaths of his parents, his love of teaching, the after effects of 9/11, and his thoughts on aging, America, poetry, and love.

His previous book Echoes of Tattered Tongues won the Independent Book Publishers Association's Ben Franklin Poetry award in 2017, the Eric Hoffer/Montaigne Award for most thoughtful book of 2017. His poetry books and novels have been reviewed in New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Review, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Review, and Shelf Awareness.

In reviewing Guzlowski's first book of memoir poems, Language of Mules, Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz wrote, "Exceptional...even astonished me...reveals an enormous ability for grasping reality."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161205143
Publisher: Darkhouse Books
Publication date: 03/14/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Over a writing career that spans more than 40 years, John Guzlowski has amassed a significant body of published work in a wide range of genres: poetry, prose, literary criticism, reviews, fiction and nonfiction.

His poems and stories have appeared in such national journals as North American Review, Ontario Review, Rattle, Chattahoochee Review, Atlanta Review, Nimrod, Crab Orchard Review, Marge, Poetry East, Vocabula Review. He was the featured poet in the 2007 edition of Spoon River Poetry Review. Garrison Keillor read Guzlowski’s poem “What My Father Believed” on his program The Writers Almanac.

Critical essays by Guzlowski about contemporary American, Polish, and Jewish authors can be found in such journals as Modern Fiction Studies, Polish Review, Shofar, Polish American Studies, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and Studies in Jewish American Literature.

His previously published books include Language of Mules (DP Press), Jezyk mulów i inne wiersze (Biblioteka Slaska), Lightning and Ashes (Steel Toe Books), Third Winter of War: Buchenwald (Finishing Line Press), Suitcase Charlie (Ravenswood), Echoes of Tattered Tongues (Aquila Polonica), and Little Schoolboys (Ravenswood).

Guzlowski’s work has also been included in anthologies such as Descansos, Tw-Countries: US Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents, Flash Fiction Online, Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust (Time Being Books), Cherries with Chopin (Moonrise Press), Common Boundary: Stories of Immigration (Editions Bibliotekos), and Longman Academic Reading Series 5 Student Book (Pearson Education ESL).

Echoes of Tattered Tongues, his recent memoir in poetry and prose, won the 2017 Ben Franklin Award for Poetry and the Eric Hoffer/Montaigne Award for most thought-provoking work of 2017.
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