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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."

"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."

"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."

"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."

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

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Author of : *BEFORE THE DROUGHT* (Glass Lyre Press/2017) Finalist: THE NATIONAL POETRY SERIES 2015 * 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) _______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 )