Books by Margo Berdeshevsky: from FC2 + Sheep Meadow Press + Glass Lyre Press


                      "A poet who wrestles with the diabolical complexity of the human heart"    
                                                                                                                                                                        
+++ Forthcoming in September 2017+++:
BEFORE THE DROUGHT 

her newest poetry collection from 

Glass Lyre Press 
 a book for the breaths and cries of our shared "now."  
  
...coming soon...


 


!!! stay tuned !!! 

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Advance Praise for "BEFORE THE DROUGHT" 
Before the Drought is a lyric meditation on corporeal existence, suffused with atavistic spirit and set in historical as well as cosmic time , a work of radical suffering and human indifference but also sensual transport. The tutelary spirits of these poems are  the feminine principle, and a flock of messengers that include blue heron, ibis, phoenix, egret, and blood’s hummingbird. In the surround we find ourselves in the magical world of a floating balcony, and a field of cellos, but it is a world in peril, now and in the time to come, on the night of the Paris massacres and in a poisoned future . In the City of Light, Berdeshevsky writes poems commensurate with her vision, poems that know to ask How close is death, how near is God? Hers is a book to read at the precipice on which we stand.   Carolyn Forché  
   

“Drought” (Middle English, from Old English drūgath, from drūgian) dates back to the twelfth century, and, as with many of our earliest words, articulates a primal human condition—in this case thirst, want, dearth. With the temporal, shape-shifting fluidity of myth, Before the Drought is both lambent with pre-Lapsarian plenitude and vexed by post-Lapsarian lack. The speaker in these poems—part transgressive nun, part revolutionary alchemist—confronts at every turn what it means to live in time, in a body (“how unexpectedly you age / . . . . My strutter, my ogre, my mirror-bitch brayer”), and nonetheless steadfastly to hold an abiding trust in the slaking, annealing replenishment of the broken-open anything—heart, body, sky, heavens.     Lisa Russ Spaar 



Here, Margo Berdeshevsky offers us vast interiorities—sensuous, erotic, complexly feminine.  These poems may be distinguished for their musical intricacy and formal variation, but they are also profoundly moving, their speakers subsumed in memory, the constant presence of their bodies, the certainty of mortality, and the intrusive violence of the worlds they inhabit.  This is a marvelous, deeply humane collection—one I will return to with pleasure.  Kevin Prufer  


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Still here and available: 
 
https://www.amazon.com/Margo-Berdeshevsky/e/B001JOWB6W
"Beautiful Soon Enough":
Fiction Collective Two's
American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick
Innovative Fiction Prize
Published by the University of Alabama Press

2 great Reviews
http://tinyurl.com/otd8334 

http://tinyurl.com/bphb7qt 
                                             

+ Still here ... + still available: 


https://www.amazon.com/Margo-Berdeshevsky/e/B001JOWB6W

"Between Soul and Stone": 

                                               

"Margo Berdeshevsky is a mature poet and world citizen...writing with emotional power ... woven with extraordinary awareness of what is precisely not beautiful in human life. So MUCH verbal beauty, with the eternal quality of the tale or fable." MARILYN HACKER

"Margo Berdeshevsky understands the diabolical complexity of the human heart, and how eros is a form of intelligence as well as a drive. Writing with lyric accuracy and necessary forgiveness about the turmoils of love, she also declares the 8th Deadly Sin: the refusal of intense experience." SVEN BIRKERTS

"Margo Berdeshevsky’s "Beautiful Soon Enough" is a thrillingly cutting-edge work of photos and short short stories flowing together into an extended erotic dream that limns the inner lives of women deeply yearning for connection and authenticity. This is a splendid book by a fine poet turning into an equally fine fiction writer." ROBERT OLEN BUTLER


Link : to order "Beautiful Soon Enough"
from Amazon.com



Link: to order "Between Soul & Stone":


See interview and reading with Margo Berdeshevsky 
                 filmed at Shakespeare and Company in Paris

Previous Reviews :

latest Review of "Beautiful Soon Enough" @ Necessary Fiction:  
 http://necessaryfiction.com/reviews/BeautifulSoonEnough 





"So MUCH verbal beauty with the eternal quality of the tale or fable."  



 


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Finalist: THE NATIONAL POETRY SERIES 2015 Author of : * BEAUTIFUL SOON ENOUGH * Winner of Fiction Collective Two's American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize: a "thrillingly cutting-edge"* book of sensual short short stories with photographs by the author." (*Robert Olen Butler) **************** & **************** Author of **************** *BETWEEN SOUL and STONE* (Sheep Meadow Press) : “The pigeon has found a crippled / moon who will not stand again for days. Has / found water’s silence / and the winter wren trusts me.” ________________________________ ________________________________ _______MARGO BERDESHEVSKY____ understands the diabolical complexity of the human heart, and how eros is a form of intelligence as well as a drive. Writing with lyric accuracy and necessary forgiveness about the turmoils of love, she also declares the 8th Deadly Sin: the refusal of intense experience. ” (*Sven Birkerts )

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