The March 2022 issue of The Polish Review, guest-edited by Ronald Meyer (Adjunct, Slavic Languages), is the first collection in English of essays about the work of poet Anna Frajlich (Senior Lecturer Emerita, Slavic Languages). Frajlich was forced into exile from Poland in 1969, making her home in New York City, where she taught at Columbia University for over three decades and became one of the foremost poets writing in the Polish emigration. Half of the essays in this special issue were contributed by scholars residing in the United States; half were first published in Poland and translated into English especially for this volume. Contributors examine Frajlich’s poetics, themes, and treatment of the concepts of space, time, and memory; analyze her experience of emigration and displacement; and explore the corporeal tropes associated with Frajlich’s treatment of the pain and trauma of exile. The issue presents the first publication in English of Frajlich’s “Israel Poems.”
Contributors: Jaroslaw Anders, Ewa Bartos, Alice-Catherine Carls, Grażyna J. Kozaczka, Wojciech Ligęza, Ronald Meyer, Beata Morzyńska-Wrzosek, Ross Ufberg, Sławomir Jacek Żurek.
A podcast with Ronald Meyer about the special issue may be found at: https://soundcloud.com/user-511256562/dr-ronald-meyer-special-issue