English biography

 

EDUCATION

2014 PhD in Russian philosophy at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun (Poland) – Art and culture crisis. Selected problems of Nicholas Berdyaev philosophy

1997 M.A philosophy at the Copernicus University in Torun

1992 a diploma theater instructor, Higher Vocational School in Ciechanow

JOB RECORD

Since 2016 – a lecturer for University of Bialystok

Since 1992 – a journalist in Polish media;

Since 2009 – in the Polish Radio in Bialystok

BOOKS

2015 A Former Tsar’s Nine Moments of Spring a novel (Biała wieża)

2014 Space at the Ritz a novel http://www.wforma.eu/kosmos-w-ritzu.html (Forma)

2012  Fronasz a novel, http://www.wforma.eu/42,fronasz.html (Forma)

2007 There’s No Mono – There Are Short Stories (Fa-art.)

2004 The Queen of Rhubarb a novel  (Fa-art.)

2001  Baroness Late Autumn (2001) short story collections (Homini) http://www.bookinstitute.pl/ksiazki-detal,literatura-polska,6084,baroness-late-autumn.html

2001 –  Things that Have Transpired  a book of poetry (WOAK-Torun)

 

ARICLES IN ART JOURNALS AND ANTHOLOGIEST (last 5 years):

2017 „Your Gravity”  short story in „2017 Anthology of Contemporary Polish Short Stories” red.Paweł Nowakowski, Damian Romaniak, publishing house Forma http://www.wforma.eu/2017-antologia-wspolczesnych-polskich-opowiadan.html

2017 „Slowstany” , ZNAK slogan no 745, p.82 http://www.miesiecznik.znak.com.pl/745-spis-tresci/

2016Papierówki  – short story about idea of Slow Life – in  Helicopter 8/2016 

2014 –  Project Man/ projekt mężczyzna  http://opowiadanie.org/eng-info/no-one-ever-the-anthology/

2014Spotkałam panią Dalloway i – eleWator 8 (2/2014)

2014Aparat Cortazara, eleWator. kwartalnik literacko – kulturalny nr 7 (1/2014).

2014Nożyczki in German language: Eine Schere fur den Herrn aus papier INHALT Jahrbuch Polen 2014 Manner s 219 – 226 (tłum Bernhard Hartmann) http://www.deutsches-polen-institut.de/publikationen/jahrbuch-polen/jahrbuch-polen-2014

2013-  Chronosoterapia – Fabularie, str. 46-48. Kultura: stan najnowszy, Bydgoszcz, Karnowski, 1 (1) 2013

2013 –  Punkt obserwacyjny – OPT Helikopter, 10, 2013.

2013 –  Poszukuję krajobrazu – e-book Lublin.rmx , wyd. Warsztaty Kultury, Lublin,

2013Sezon na sardynki – OPT Helikoper 2013.

2012 – Pozdrowienia z cienia, Kamieniołom, Po śnie  opowiadania – OPT Helikoper

2011 – Starcy w Ritzu in anthology – „2011. Antologia współczesnych polskich opowiadań”, P. Nowakowski, A. Sroka, (red.), wyd. Forma, Szczecin

MUSIC 

2015  Various Artists – Discover – Donna Regina as recorded by, International Project, see on https://karaokekalk.bandcamp.com/track/lets-get-slow-wolniej-b-d-version-by-mi-ka

2005  SEQUEL (GUSSTAFF Rec); modern electronic music

2003Map (OFFMUSIC  Rec)  trip hop singing poetry

ARTISIC  EXPERIENCE

2017 reading a fragment of the novel „W płaszczu świata”/ 13 International Short Story Festival in Wroclaw.  http://opowiadanie.org/2017/09/milka-malzahn-2/

2015 premiere of drama Corridor based on that Malzahn’s play which wins the National Competition dramatic „Mirror. Picture. Illusion” in Łódź  – the Municipal Theatre in Inowroclaw. Poland

2010 drama Corridor  – reading in public, Festival Białysztuk in Białystok.

2010 Weekend of Literature in Edith Stein House – V edition, Wroclaw

2009 XV Festival of books in Torun (XV Toruński Festiwal Książki 2009)

2007 3rd Festiwal Sztuka Opowiadania, Wroclaw (International Storytelling Festival)

2001  Gallery of Vision in Torun, few events combining photography and poetry, first step to organize festival Majowy Buum Poetycki (which still exist in Torun);

Traveling as exploration research, inspiration, implementation of my creative tasks and touching history of my world (I visited Egypt, Syria, Jordan (before 2001, lucky me!), the EU, European countries, and Russia (I really like St. Petersburg), Lithuania, Ukraine.)

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2015  writes scenario of cultural events, works as a master of ceremony, and a host a meeting with Salla Simukka – Finnish author of best-selling crime novels for young people (organized by Białostocki Ośrodek Kultury, Foksal Publishing Group and the Embassy of Finland) http://bok.bialystok.pl/en/events/event/salla-simukka-finnish-author-of-best-selling-crime-novels-for-young-people/

2015 and she was host at 6. Festiwal Zebrane in Bialystok  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI2mPRQ24QY

2013 as philosopher she published in scientific journals, also translated early achievements of the Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev  – „Kronos” 2013, nr 3.

https://uwb.academia.edu/Mi%C5%82kaMalzahn

SCHOLARSHIP

2015 Scholarship of the Marshal of Podlasie, half-yearly, to write a book Pulpwood

2014 Scholarship city of Torun for the preparation of mini-radio play and to create an active website dedicated to the novel The Queen of Rhubarb, 2004.

2007 Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to write a novel Fronasz

 

She is a poet, prose writer and playwright, lyricist and vocalist, theater instructor (graduated in 1992 in Ciechanow), philosopher ( PhD in Russian philosophy at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun in 2013) ;

Since 1992 she works as a journalist in Polish media; now- in the Department of Polish Radio In Bialystok

Since 2016 she cooperate with the University of Bialystok as a lecturer

 NOVELS

  • 2001 Baroness Late Autumn (2001) short story collections

http://www.bookinstitute.pl/ksiazki-detal,literatura-polska,6084,baroness-late-autumn.html

PUBLICATIONS IN ART  JOURNALS AND ANTHOLOGIST (last 5 years):

  • 2016 „Papierówki”  –  short story about idea of Slow Life – in  Helicopter 8/2016 
  • 2014 Project Man/ projekt mężczyzna http://opowiadanie.org/eng-info/no-one-ever-the-anthology/
  • 2014 „Spotkałam panią Dalloway i…” – eleWator 8 (2/2014)
  • 2014 „Aparat Cortazara”, eleWator. kwartalnik literacko – kulturalny nr 7 (1/2014).
  • 2014 „Nożyczki” in German lanquage: ”Eine Schere fur den Herrn aus papier” INHALT Jahrbuch Polen 2014 Manner s 219 – 226 (tłum Bernhard Hartmann)http://www.deutsches-polen-institut.de/publikationen/jahrbuch-polen/jahrbuch-polen-2014
  • 2013 „Chronosoterapia”– Fabularie, str. 46-48. Kultura: stan najnowszy, Bydgoszcz, Karnowski, 1 (1) 2013
  • 2013 „Punkt obserwacyjny”– OPT Helikopter, 10, 2013.
  • 2013 „Poszukuję krajobrazu” – e-book Lublin.rmx , wyd. Warsztaty Kultury, Lublin,
  • 2013 „Sezon na sardynki” – OPT Helikoper 2013.
  • 2012 ”Pozdrowienia z cienia”, „Kamieniołom”, „Po śnie” opowiadania – OPT Helikoper, czerwiec 2012.
  • 2011 „Starcy w Ritzu” in anthology – „2011. Antologia współczesnych polskich opowiadań”, P. Nowakowski, A. Sroka, (red.), wyd. Forma, Szczecin

MUSIC 

  • 2003 „Map” (OFFMUSIC  Rec) album recorded with Jacaszek;  it was used to call a „trip hop singing poetry „.
  • 2005 „SEQUEL (GUSSTAFF Rec); a second album with Jacaszek, continuation of joining together modern electronic music and „singing poetry”.
  • 2015 Various Artists – Discover – Donna Regina as recorded by, see on https://karaokekalk.bandcamp.com/track/lets-get-slow-wolniej-b-d-version-by-mi-ka

ART ACTIVITIES

  • 2001 she founded in Toruń, with Waldemar Ślefarski, Gallery of Vision, events combining photography and poetry, first step to organize festival Majowy Buum Poetycki (which still exist in Torun);
  • 2007 she was the quest of many festivals e.g 3rd festiwal sztuka opowiadania Wroclaw
  • 2009 XV Festival of books in Torun (XV Toruński Festiwal Książki 2009)
  • 2010 her drama ” Corridor ” (first place at the National Competition dramatic „Mirror. Picture. Illusion” in Łódź ) was reading in public during the Festival Białysztuk in Białystok.
  • 2015 on the stage of the Municipal Theatre in Inowroclaw was played premiere of „Corridor” based on that Malzahn’ splay.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

·         as philosopher she published in scientific journals, also  translated early achievements of the Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev  – „Kronos” 2013, nr 3.

https://uwb.academia.edu/Mi%C5%82kaMalzahn

 GRANTS

  • 2015 Scholarship of the Marshal of Podlasie, half-yearly, to write a book „Pulpwood”
  • 2014 Scholarship city of Torun for the preparation of mini-radio play and to create an active website dedicated to the novel „The Queen of Rhubarb” 2004.
  • 2007 Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage to write a novel „Fronasz”

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A poet, prose writer and playwright, lyricist and vocalist; she has published short story collections – Baroness Late Autumn (2001) and There’s No Mono. There Are Short Stories (2007) – Space at the Ritz (2014)  a novel entitled The Queen of Rhubarb (2004) , Fronasz (2012) and a book of poetry called Things that Have Transpired (2001), A Former Tsar’s 9 Moments of Spring (2015); she also has to her credit the trip-hop album Map (2004) and (Sequel 2005); she lives in Białystok.

There can be no doubt that the most interesting part of Miłka O. Malzahn’s wide-ranging oeuvre is her prose. Beginning with her debut collection of short stories, Baroness Late Autumn, the writer has spoken in her own, recognizable and well established language. In the most general terms one might situate Malzahn’s prose in the genre of women’s literature, though this would not be entirely accurate, as the author “puts a twist” – to paraphrase the title of one of the works in her debut volume – on what most Polish female prose writers do.

She does not bring elements of feminist ideology into her texts, she doesn’t depict the fate of women as marginalized, she doesn’t paint genre scenes from the lives of modern women. What she does do is try to bring the reader into the world of women, showing him/her the peculiarities of a feminine sensibility and perspective on the world. She writes of women’s search for their own identity (The Queen of Rhubarb), of complex male-female relationships, and of the friendships between women of different ages (Baroness Late Autumn, There’s No Mono). At the same time, she avoids a naive sort of realism. Malzahn would seem to be not only interested in a depiction of “hard reality,” but also in penetrating the ontologically unstable realm of dreams, the imagination, hallucination, or simply fiction. It is there, in that space between the truth and invention, that she seeks responses to the fundamental questions: Who is the modern woman, and what is she like? In searching her out, she creates fascinating portraits of women that are far from the stereotypical images in today’s women’s prose.

Malzahn plays with conventions, multiplies the levels of fiction, thus creating a refined and intriguing prose that could satisfy both those in search of literary tidbits and passionate plot devourers. You might say that this prose is as delicate, whispered, and atmospheric as a fado, a form which appears in the title of one of her stories in There’s No Mono.

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Miłka Malzahn – a poet, prose writer and playwright, lyricist and vocalist, theater instructor (graduated in 1992), philosopher ( PhD in Russian philosophy at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun in 2013) ; she has published short story collections – Baroness Late Autumn (2001), a book of poetry called Things that Have Transpired (2001) The Queen of Rhubarb (2004) , and There’s No Mono – There Are Short Stories (2007) a novel Fronasz (2012), Space at the Ritz (2014) A Former Tsar’s 9 Moments of Spring (2015) many publications in literary journals and anthologies; she also has to her credit the trip-hop album Map (2004) and (Sequel 2005); and still sings from time to time (in 2015 – Various Artists – Discover – Donna Regina as recorded by, see on http://milkamalzahn.pl/donna-regina-i-lets-get-slow-wolniej-badz-by-milka ) In 2001 she founded in Toruń, cooperate with Waldemar Ślefarski, Gallery of Vision, events combining photography and poetry, first step to organize festival Majowy Buum Poetycki (still exist, without the Originators now ); she writes plays – in 2010 her drama ” Corridor ” (first place at the National Competition dramatic „Mirror. Picture. Illusion” in Łódź ) was reading in public during the Festival Białysztuk in Białystok. On the occasion of publication each of her books she, as an author, prepares special events carrying a book in another dimension : images, sounds, shadows , etc.

Since 1999 she works as a journalist; in the Department of Polish Radio In Bialystok, now.

http://www.radio.bialystok.pl/chillout

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In 2014, the Jahrbuch des Deutschen Polen-Instituts (yearbook of the German Polish Institute) attends to the Polish man. In the wake of the dramatic changes taking place in Polish society, in particular as a consequence of EU accession in 2004, especially young people in urban surroundings are rejecting traditional family ties and practicing what was until recently still considered taboo or appeared exotic. Where the traditional order starts to wobble, established gender roles also need to be redefined and restructured: up until now, the Polish man has enjoyed a privileged status, which is now being challenged at all levels.

Jahrbuch Polen. Jahrbuch Des Deutschen Polen-Instituts Darmstadt / Jahrbuch Polen 25 (2014). Manner

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Jahrbuch-Polen-Jahrbuch-Des-Deutschen-Polen-Instituts-Darmstadt-Jahrbuch-Pole-/182078388731

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SEQUEL is a song album by Jacaszek and Miłka Malzahn – poet and singer. This is a kind of „singing poetry” where poetic text  exists together with modern  electronic music. It could be named a „poetic electronic swing” , but this of course is too simple description.  SEQUEL is a music story of lost, broken or unfinished love, of feelengs, images, and dreams .

http://jacaszek.com/albums/sequel/