Friday, August 28, 2020

Poet Anna Maria Mickiewicz from London on Zoom, Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11 am

In light of the continuing shut-down of cultural life in California by governor's and mayor's decrees, the Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club is moving its Fall Events to Zoom format. Two events are scheduled so far: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11 am PST (with a guest from London, UK), and Saturday, October 10 at 3 pm with Polish Hollywood Panel of actors - Aleksandra Kaniak, Marcin Harasimowicz, and Agata Nowicka. 


Topic: Modjeska Club on Zoom - Anna Maria Mickiewicz

Time: Sep 12, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Anna Maria Mickiewicz ( is a Polish-born poet, writer and editor who writes both in Polish and in English. Anna moved to California, and then to London, where she has lived for many years. She edits the annual literary magazine The Literary Memoir, London, and Contemporary Writers of Poland (USA). She is a member of English Pen. Her first collection of verse was published in 1985. Since then, publications include short stories and essays Okruchy z Okrągłego Stołu (Breadcrumbs from the Round Table) in 2000, Londyńskie bagaże literackie in 2019, and verse collections Proscenium in 2010, London Manuscript, published by Poetry Space, Bristol, UK, in 2014 and The Mystery of Time, published by Flutter Press, USA in  2019. With Danuta Błaszak, she has published an anthology Flying Between Words Contemporary Writers of Poland (Florida: 2015). 

A grey coat

In a grey coat, leaning on a bench, collecting dispersed thoughts,
Nietzsche was terrifying once, with remote grandeur.
Power overcomes weakness.
Now it is just a Dionysian fairy tale on the glowing screen.
A silhouette darkened by fog will leave a mark in the flame of memory.
Power overcome by weakness.

(C) Anna Maria Mickiewicz 

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