from Sheep Meadow Press:



Praise for

"Between Soul and Stone"
&

"But A Passage In Wilderness":
collections of poetry from  Sheep Meadow Press


"There is in Margo Berdeshevsky’s work a rare persistence of the lyric voice, used with a sense of ecstasy & grief almost religious in its evocations. Absolutely modern & fearlessly romantic by turns, the poems circle the rich & threatened corners of the living planet & travel further into places marked by mythic & oneiric time. ... Berdeshevsky emerges, fully empowered, as the maker of a new poetry that pushes voice & image toward creation of a world “barbaric, vast and wild” that Diderot once saw as marker of what all poetry must be."
JEROME ROTHENBERG





"Each page [of Between Soul & Stone] is immaculate as Margo Berdeshevsky wanders with fire from George Herbert to Cassandra to the silence of the sun before the wounded moon: “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.” Her ways are the fantastic, the pathos of “love’s famine,” and a mastery of emotion in her Frost-deep meditation in “Alone in the Old One’s House”: “a hamlet’s umber / roofs any piper could lead children up / to, any troubadour ––lute for a raven––"Between Soul & Stone" is a book of measured splendors."
WILLIS BARNSTONE



"Margo Berdeshevsky ...whose ever-lively sense of wonder both at the world and at language is a constant in her work...writing with emotional power, great beauty and immediacy, found in the here-and-now, woven with extraordinary awareness of what is precisely not beautiful in human life, which is an intrinsic part of the poems' texture and reason for being."
MARILYN HACKER



"What makes But a Passage in Wilderness a unity, a big book and a small cosmos, is the depth of feeling it conveys, abundant and interactive, embodied and sensual. The poems are unfailingly fluent with emotional understanding, accurately invoked. A faithful dailyness radiates her words, even in her most daring flights. “Mother-ground,” she says, “show me roots in your bare dirty kiss.” She has taken her store of our language to heart."
MARIE PONSOT


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A new poetry that pushes voice & image toward creation of a world
"barbaric, vast & wild."



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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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