Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak, Poland


Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak, POLAND

In the gazebo

Do not ask me to be silent

The Poet

Bozena Helena Mazur-Nowak was born in Opole, Poland. In 2004 in search of work migrated to Great Britain, where she lives. Emigration was a difficult choice for her because, as she says, “Life in the home country on the edge of poverty, with no chance to work. Miserable existence leading almost to madness, and suddenly opens a window to the world and invites you to reach for new possibilities. So, I reach – not without fear, after a long deliberation – ” I reach and leaving the past behind begin to build a new life. At the heart is a longing that brings poems”. She published seven volumes of poetry: four in Polish and three in English. She also writes prose and released a novel and a few short story collections. Her work may be found in about a hundred worldwide anthologies and magazines. Winner of many poetry competitions. Proud holder of many diplomas, awards, and distinctions.
– 2015 Maria Konopnicka’s award for her merits to the Polish culture. – 2015 Tadeusz Micinski’ Expressionist Award – 2015 St Moniuszko’ Gold Statuette was awarded by her in Vilnius, for allegiance to Polish culture in her work, and its dissemination worldwide. – 2017 Literary Award of Klemens Janicki’ – 2017 A distinction for her novel ”Blue cottage” seat as a child-friendly book. 2020 She was honored along with other 349 writers coming from 80 countries by Motivational Strips and Gujarat Sahitya Academy. The prestigious international recognition is in commemoration of India’s 74th Independence Day, August 15th writers worldwide are honored. Bozena Helena has worked very hard at doing just that and her poetry is now read in many poetry journals and publications around the world. Member of Union of Polish Writer’s Abroad, Polish Authors’ Association, and Association of American Poets. Her poetry was translated into 20 languages. She is also a translator to fellow poets, translates from and into English.