Thursday, 21 August 2014

Maria Pawlikowska Jaznorzewska - Polish

With many thanks to David Harrop for this photograph of Maria's grave in Manchester Southern Cemetery, Manchester, UK.  David's Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/187230928083267/?fref=ts is extremely interesting.

Maria is one of the WW1 female poets featured in my exhibition panels and she is also in Volume 1 of the book. Maria and her husband went to live in Blackpool during the Second World War.  Maria was taken ill and admitted to hospital in Manchester, where she died.

Due to her connection with Blackpool, Maria is one of the main poets featured in the exhibition of Female Poets of the First World War that is currently on at Blackpool Central Library, Blackpool, Lancashire, UK until the end of August 2014.   Clancy Mason from Blackpool Central Library had some of the exhibition panels - Wilfred Owen who visited the town before going to the Western Front in 1916 in order to purchase a Trench Coat and Margaret Rowntree a poet from Fleetwood - printed up in an extra large format and we think they look pretty amazing.  Here is Maria's panel on show in the Library foyer with Miss Radio Wave 2014 holding a copy of Volume 1 of Female Poets of the First World War.

Exhibition of Female Poets of the First World War at Blackpool Central Library until the end of August 2014.

Volume 1 of Female Poets of the First World War is a companion book to accompany the exhibitions.  There is also an e-book available - details of both are on www.poshupnorth.com

No comments:

Post a Comment