Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::offsetExists($k) should either be compatible with ArrayAccess::offsetExists(mixed $offset): bool, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 309

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::offsetGet($k) should either be compatible with ArrayAccess::offsetGet(mixed $offset): mixed, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 317

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::offsetSet($k, $v) should either be compatible with ArrayAccess::offsetSet(mixed $offset, mixed $value): void, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 301

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::offsetUnset($k) should either be compatible with ArrayAccess::offsetUnset(mixed $offset): void, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 313

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::current() should either be compatible with Iterator::current(): mixed, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 328

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::next() should either be compatible with Iterator::next(): void, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 339

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::key() should either be compatible with Iterator::key(): mixed, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 350

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::valid() should either be compatible with Iterator::valid(): bool, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 362

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::rewind() should either be compatible with Iterator::rewind(): void, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 375

Deprecated: Return type of FS_Key_Value_Storage::count() should either be compatible with Countable::count(): int, or the #[\ReturnTypeWillChange] attribute should be used to temporarily suppress the notice in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/anywhere-elementor/freemius/includes/managers/class-fs-key-value-storage.php on line 389

Deprecated: strpos(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($haystack) of type string is deprecated in /home/spectracube/domains/hiddenbrookpress.com/wp-content/plugins/elementor-pro/modules/loop-builder/module.php on line 200
Eva Kolacz – Hidden Brook Press

Eva Kolacz

Eva Kolacz Biographical Note:

What circumstances will make a person leave their country, knowing that they will never be allowed to return?  What makes a person leave behind everything they possess? What makes a person leave family and friends knowing they may never see them again?  In 1981, Eva Kolacz, a young actress and poet, left Poland, then ruled by the Soviet Union, because the voices of artists and writers were silenced by censorship.  She couldn’t travel freely.

Living behind the Iron Curtain she felt like a bird in a cage. With her daughter she travelled to Libya to join her husband, a civil engineer working under contract. The three of them ran to Italy and spent a few months in the refugee camp, Latina, before immigrating to Canada. Not knowing English, she chose to express herself visually through art and became a professional painter. Her poems were published in Polish magazines.  It took her 25 years to write poems in English; this is her first book.