20 years later, a conversation between my father and Polska
The bilingual poem 20 years later, a conversation between my father and Polska was shot this past September in the kitchen of my grandmother's block apartment in Mielec, Poland. It was written not long after my father's mother died several years ago. Kitchens are historically significant for Eastern Europeans. The sink and countertop, the stove and the table, the window looking over the courtyard -- and the grandmother among it all.
Marek Kulig immigrated to the USA from Poland in 1992. A former high school English teacher, he currently works for a molecular diagnostics laboratory. Most recently his poems have appeared in VIBE, Plants and Poetry, Rat’s Ass Review, NiftyLit, Snakeskin, and Journal of NJ Poets.