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- Anna Maria Mickiewicz -

 Anna Maria Mickiewicz
Decyzją Jury Nagrody Literackiej im. Josepha Conrada, ufundowanej przez Miasto Literatów (USA), Laureatką roku 2020 została Anna Maria Mickiewicz z Wielkiej Brytanii.
We have a pleasure to say that Anna Maria Mickiewicz has been awarded The Joseph Conrad Literary Prize, City of Writers (USA), Orlando 2020.
Jury w składzie:
Przewodnicząca: Danuta Błaszak (USA)
Joanna Sokołowska-Gwizdka (USA)
prof. Józef Franciszek Fert (Polska)

dr Leszek Szymański (Australia)

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W Ambasadzie Polskiej w Londynie, 25 września 2020 roku Anna Maria Mickiewicz została odznaczona Krzyżem Wolności i Solidarności.
Syndic Literary Journal (USA).W tym wydaniu Redakcja zamieściła informację o nadaniu Annie Marii Mickiewicz Krzyża Wolności i Solidarności i opublikowała wiersz "Trzynastego grudnia". 
W czasopismie literackim "Bezkres", październik 2020 ukazała sie relacja z uroczystości nadania Annie Marii Mickiewicz Krzyża Wolności i Solidarności, opracowana przez Danute Błaszak.
An important celebration took place at the Polish Embassy in London Anna Maria Mickiewicz was honored with the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity for activity in the 1980s in organizations connected with the democratic opposition in Poland. Cross of Freedom and Solidarity
(The City of Writers)
Anna Maria Mickiewicz ( is a Polish-born poet, writer,  editor and foreign correspondent who writes both in Polish and in English. Anna moved to California, and then to London, where she has lived for many years. She edits the annual literary magazine Pamiętnik Literacki (The Literary Memoir), London, and Contemporary Writers of Poland (USA), and is a member of the English Pen. As a student, she was a co-founder of the magazine Wywrotowiec (The Subversive).
Her first collection of verse was published in 1985. Since then, her publications include short stories and essays Okruchy z Okrągłego Stołu (Breadcrumbs from the Round Table) in 2000, Londyńskie bagaże literackie in 2019, and verse collections Proscenium in 2010, London Manuscript, published by Poetry Space, Bristol, in 2014 and The Mystery of Time, published by Flutter Press, USA 2019. She has published an anthology with Danuta Błaszak, Flying Between Words, Contemporary Writers of Poland (Florida: 2015).
Her poetic works have appeared in the following journals in the United States, UK, Australia, Canada and Poland:  Akant, Poezja Dzisiaj, Tygiel, Galeria, Pamiętnik Literacki, South Bank Poetry (UK), Kritya, The Exiled Ink (UK), The Screech Owl (UK), Syndic Literary Journal (CA), Lost Coast Review (CA).
Her verse has appeared in the following anthologies: Through A Child’s Eyes: Poems From World War Two, chosen by Moira Andrew (Great Britain: Poetry Space Ltd., 2013), Contemporary Writers of Poland, edited by Danuta Błaszak (Orlando: Dreammee Little City, 2013), The Arts of Being Human, Volume 13 (Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Brian Wrixon Books, 2015), Piękni ludzie, by Adam Siemieńczyk (Warsaw: Wydawnictwo IBiS, 2012).
She has also translated British and American poetry and drama.  Additionally, introductions written by her appeared in books: Krzysztof Muszkowski Spod angielskiego parasola (Toruń 2006), in the Australian collection of short stories My Emigration (Buccan 2012, Australia) and in a volume of verse by Steve Rushton Burning a Paper Plate – Towards a New Art (erbacce-press Liverpool UK 2015).
She has also published a review in an Australian anthology titled Jeden dzień. Polska, jaką pamiętam (Favoryta Publishing House 2014, Australia). She performed at the Penzance Literary Festival in 2013, and organised European Poetry Dialogues events to celebrate UNESCO’s World Poetry Day in 2014. Anna has contributed to literary academic research and publications. Her poetry featured on the radio in the UK (Poets Anonymous), Australia and Poland.
Anna won the Miasto Literatów (The City of Writers) Author of the Year in 2013 ( They wrote of her work: We were moved by the harmony the poet achieves with the richness of time and space; by her respect for those who passed away, and those who coexist … The world in time and space is like the great carpet: with platonic patterns of ideas, and threads connecting people and circumstances.
For many years she was a member of the Board of the Union of Polish Writers Abroad. She is the founder and moderator of the first literary portal of the Union of Polish Writers Abroad (London). She cooperated with many organizations, including with the British TV Channel 4 and Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw. Together with the British translator of Polish literature, Noel Clarke, she took part in the creation of the exhibition Eagle and Lion, which was presented during the official visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Poland. In 2013, together with dr. Urszula Chowaniec, at the University College London School of Slavonic and East European Studies, she organized the World Premiere of World Poetry Day - European Literary Dialogues, which took place as part of the seminar meetings:
e Migration Landscapes Seminars on contemporary emigration & its literary and artistic representations.
 Honored with the Gloria Artis medal for Merit to Culture by the Polish Ministry of Culture.
Honored with the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity.

Biogram Anny Marii Mickiewicz w języku polskim: