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Guernica Editions launches Polish(ed) anthology

Editors Kasia Jaronczyk and Matgorzata Nowaczyk
presenting POLISH(ED) at Guernica's autumn launch
of new titles on October 1, 2017, in Toronto.

I'm honoured to have my short story "Paper Icon" included in Polish(ed): Poland Rooted in Canadian Fiction, among such Canadian literary lights as Eva Stachniak and Ania Szado. Polish(ed) is an anthology of Canadian fiction by or about members of the Polish diaspora.

On a gorgeous fall Sunday, I and my writing buddy Kasia Jaronczyk drove into Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood for the launch of Polish(ed). Kasia happens to be the co-editor of the book. Anyway, it being a beautiful day, pedestrians were strolling everywhere and parking spaces were nonexistent; I ended up with a $50 parking ticket, which Kasia and I split. But back to the launch ...

Guernica Editions was launching a dozen titles that afternoon, and from the introductions and readings I got a sense of the publishing niche that Guernica occupies, publishing literary fiction and nonfiction usually from writers who are, or whose families recently were, immigrants to Canada.

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