Anthologia – a Prequel Manifesto

Trailer: Through The Grey Zone

In late 2009, Lilian Tietjen (a German filmmaker), Sam Taradash (an American writer) and Marek Kazmierski (a British filmmaker) travelled across Poland to shoot a documentary about its most recent history as seen through the eyes of its writers.

Available gratis on DVD with each copy of OFF_ANTHOLOGIA, the first book from London’s OFF_PRESS, and shipped anywhere in the world!



Phil Boiarski – Doing two things at once (poem)
Agnieszka Czachor – Under a sky (prose)
Marta Gorska – Walrus Man (prose)
Farhan Jamalvy – Comma (prose)
WINNER Maria Jastrzebska – At the Border (prose poem)
Marcin Jurzysta – Subtenant / Cake (poems)
WINNER Piotr Makowski – Prequel Manifesto (prose)
Paul McGuire – T for Two (prose)
Tomasz Ososinski – Ten Prose Poems

Barbara Zaragoza – Soup Bowls (prose)

We set up OFF_ as an on-line bi-lingual literary magazine in 2009, launched OFF_Lit’Comp’09 as part of POLSKA!YEAR and have now published the ten best entries in a dual-translation anthology. The book contains prose and poetry from some of the most promising literary voices from around the world – England, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland and the US – all available in both English and Polish.

We printed a test batch of 50 copies in October ’09 and took them on the road – Sam Taradash from the US, Lilian Tietjen from Germany and Marek Kazmierski from Britain went on a seven-day trip, covering the whole of Poland, meeting all five Polish writers in the book, holding literary events in different parts of the country, all to discover the heart of this fascinating land.
The DVD of the film is added to every copy of the book, thereby helping to enhance the readers’ enjoyment, increase cultural understanding between writers and readers around the world and show OFF_ really does speak more than one language – film, music, still image and more.

Only £10.00 for UK delivery or £12.00 for EU delivery. Delivery outside of the UK or EU is £15.00, postage and packing included.

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