About the Author

John Guzlowski came to America as a refugee following WWII. He and his family settled in Chicago where he attended the University of Illinois – Chicago Campus. He has a PhD in American Literature from Purdue University and taught creative writing and American Lit at Eastern Illinois University for 35 years. Since retiring, he has been writing.
His poems appear in Mississippi Review, Rattle, Crab Orchard Review, Ontario Review, North American Review, Consequence Magazine, and other journals here and abroad. His poems and personal essays about his parents’ experiences as slave laborers in Nazi Germany appear in his memoir Echoes of Tattered Tongues. He is also the author of the Hank and Marvin mystery novels and a columnist for the Dziennik Zwiazkowy, the oldest Polish newspaper in America. His most recent novel is
Retreat: A Love Story. His most recent poetry books are Mad Monk Ikkyu and True Confessions: From 1965 to Now.