Today's poem is "Today the Gypsies Are Burning"
from Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded

Aquila Polonica

John Guzlowski's 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.

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About Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded:

'These playful meditations on sex, passion and, above all, the desire for a home, belie the intensity animating them. When Waldner names the 'god' she wants 'she,' it's easy to overlook the erased option—'goddess' —that implies the co-existence of a male god. Waldner’s position is clear: the only singular god is she. And she, the only 'Mercy' worth wanting, is the 'good.' Echoes of Tattered Tongues: Memory Unfolded, the story of Waldner’s peripatetic life, rewards a reading, to say nothing of her readers, faithful to the end.'
—Tyrone Williams

'The difference between looking anywhere you can and looking anywhere you want reasons the weather of these exquisite poems, inside which malady, melody, severity, doubt, and pleasure approach and pass to be claimed by a voice too beautiful to ever stop listening for. John Guzlowski may be here to show us how joy made sad gets to keep being joy, how to be beheld by meanness and not be it. This is the work of a vital, profuse mind undeniably at home in poetry.'
—Kathleen Peirce

'John Guzlowski is a poet of high wit, high intelligence, and great musical rigor—she may be our Postmodern Metaphysical poet plummeting deeper and deeper with each book into the questions of self, sexuality, and knowing.'
—Gillian Conoley

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