Monday, November 14, 2011

Good News! New Book by Christina Pacosz

Christina Pacosz is a gutsy, passionate, utterly frank Polish-American poet. The first time I read her work, I felt as if I were reading Kerouac, if he were a Bohunk woman.

In 2012, Seven Kitchens Press will be publishing "How to Measure the Darkness," a new book by Christina Pacosz, and you should buy it, read it, review it on Amazon, and share it with your friends.

More information on "How to Measure the Darkness" here.

A previous blog post about Christina's work on the Missouri Leadbelt Riot, that drove Poles out of the lead mining region of Missouri, can be found here.

The Amazon page for Christina's book "This Is Not a Place to Sing" can be found here.


Below please find a video of Christina reading about her 1986 visit to the Jagiellonian University to study Polish-Jewish relations, about mak, or poppy seed, about women, about women's worth, and about women and aging.


3 comments:

  1. I always say the same thing when I hear about any new work by Christina Pacosz -- that it's cause for celebration!!

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  2. Christina Pacosz is a poet's voice I would trust my life to.

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  3. Of the many things we Jews and Poles share is mak/mohn: poppy seed. Poppy seed and memory is one of the poems of Paul Celan. But without poetry even, there is cake, which is poetry! When i take a bite of any Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, or Jewish pastry/cake with poppy seed, i feel my grandmother's and mother's sweet hands and tender eyes watching me while i eat, pouring me milk or tea. Sometimes, as with siblings, we have to also focus on how we are the same, not just different. Eyton Shalom, San Diego, lover of the Prusinowski Trio's Mazureks!

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