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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 (author of Reading Life: Books for the Ages)

Beautiful Soon Enough from FC2 + Between Soul & Stone from Sheep Meadow Press


"Beautiful Soon Enough":
Fiction Collective Two's
American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick
Innovative Fiction Prize
Published by the University of Alabama Press

2 great Newest Reviewshttp://tinyurl.com/otd8334 
                                        http://tinyurl.com/bphb7qt 



"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":


Reviews :
Powell'sBooks.Blog +"Beautiful Soon Enough":
'Tis the Season for Poetry : Powell's Books


PowellsBooks.Blog + "Between Soul and Stone



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




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


Link to order from: Sheep Meadow Press
Link to order from : Amazon.com
Link to order from    UPNE


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


http://www.dartmouth.edu/~upne/1-931357-86-2.html

Welcome





"Beautiful Soon Enough"

Link: to order Beautiful Soon Enough from Amazon.com




and welcome to a little more




Kenyon Review Online:
"Scene Two"

Berdeshevsky's
"Postcards To The Body Politic" @ Black Earth Institute



The Tsunami Notebook: photographs & poems (Aceh 2005)
http://ccfi.educ.ubc.ca/publication/studio/v02n01/studio8.html

an Agni story:
"A Friday Desdemona"


Poetry International's Weblog : Archive of "Letters from Paris" 
  from Margo Berdeshevsky 

+ Notes from this side of the Seine: Paris, including "Occupy Paris," + "Occupy Everywhere"
   Poetry International online:"Letter from Paris in June"



FieraLingua: 2 visual poems:
http://www.fieralingue.it/corner.php?pa=printpage&pid=3261



Works in print & some awards ... FC2 winner Ronald Sukenick/ American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize... The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Agni (Pushcart Prize "Special Mention" citation in 2009), New Letters, Fairy Tale Review, Poetry Daily, Pool, Siècle 21, Europe, Runes, NYC Big City Lit, Nimrod International, Women's Studies Quarterly, Studio ...Poetry International#12 & #14, Poetry Review (UK), The Wolf Magazine (UK) . . . and stay tuned...

Here are LINKS TO SOME REVIEWS


On Amazon: for "Between Soul and Stone" : http://tinyurl.com/6hyrdwn

from Pleiades' Book Review of Between Soul and Stone: http://tinyurl.com/cyolzxh 
 
Powell's Books REVIEW of "Beautiful Soon Enough"
http://www.powells.com/blog/?p=11617



Powell's Books review of Between Soul and Stone: http://tinyurl.com/o585t49



Her latest book, Between Soul and Stone, is incredible. This may sound trite, but I can't help but identify Berdeshevsky's work as being like a gossamer web: intensely beautiful, painstakingly crafted into textually dense strands of poetic light.—Chris Faatz/Powells Books Blog


2 Poetry International reviews of Beautiful Soon Enough online: http://tinyurl.com/otd8334

                                                                                                        http://tinyurl.com/bphb7qt


…her short stories of twenty-three fearless women “sing like an ocean”— they are beautiful, dangerous, and at times, even horrific—Poetry International


...Peopled with outsiders, exiles, wild cards, these voices arrive framed by desire

open our palms, open our hands
©margo berdeshevsky


from American Book Review: 

from Big City Lit:
http://www.bigcitylit.com/bigcitylit.php?inc=spring08/reviews/shmailohttp://tinyurl.com/6gzv85

from Poetry Review (UK) :
http://www.redroom.com/publishedreviews/if-the-word-fliesruth-o%E2%80%99callaghan-margo-berdeshevskyand-adrienne-rich


Autumn Infra-Lumiere
©Margo Berdeshevsky
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4/10/2012:
Margo Berdeshevsky's "Passage Passage Passage 2" featured on Lex-icon

... In the recent past ...

"Scene Two" featured in Kenyon Review online

"Blackouts" + "Again the Cradle" @ Jerome Rothenberg's Poems and Poetics

"Amber is a Tree's Blood" featured on Poetry Daily

"Lilith as a Babe" featured in The Wolf magazine

http://www.newletters.org/issue72_3-4.asp

"CENTURY WALKER" - Essay - recipient of
"New Letters" Readers' Award
+Pushcart Prize 2008 "Special Citation"
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©Copyright 2006 Margo Berdeshevsky. on my uncovered head and prayed for Allah to ... ©Copyright 2006 Margo Berdeshevsky. I have a dearest friend who sent me ...
www.newletters.org/Berdeshevsky.pdf


recipient of the Robert H Winner Award from The Poetry Society of America
http://www.poetrysociety.org/winners-ninetytwo_poems.html


The Tsunami Notebook - photographs - Aceh 2005 © Margo Berdeshevsky

http://ccfi.educ.ubc.ca/publication/studio/v02n01/studio8.html

Poems in the online journal, Studio
http://ccfi.educ.ubc.ca/publication/studio/v01n02/studio2g.html

from the French poetry site, Poezibao (there *is* a place to click for an english translation!)
http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/2005/06/margo_berdeshev.html
But what I must explain above all is the shock provoked by this reading: the force of her words, as well as her images, as Margo Berdeshevsky is also a fine ...

http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/2005/10/anthologie_perm_6.html

http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/2005/09/anthologie_perm.html

dans l'anthologie permanente de Poezibao, "l'histoire" :
http://poezibao.typepad.com/poezibao/2006/09/anthologie_perm_17.html


Interview with French rap artist, MC Solaar  "The Age of MC Solaar"
appeared In Rattapallax #10

Lovely review of my interview with Solaar  http://www.cordite.org.au/archives/000572.html 

Les Ombres de Versailles - a visual poem series - seen @Galerie Benchaieb in Paris
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& for the curious... Here Is A Bit More About Me: 

Born in New York City. Graduated from High School of Performing Arts, attended Northwestern and New York Universities, quit, for a role in her first Off Broadway play;  trained as an actress by Lee Strasberg. Performed in the world premiere of Harold Pinter's "The Basement" + "Tea Party," David Hare's "Slag," worked in the companies of Lincoln Center and Joseph Papp's Public Theatre, toured the USA as Ophelia, nominated for a television Emmy award, for a country western drama in which she had her head in an oven, but was saved by a neighbor who prayed for her! 

MARGO BERDESHEVSKY, author of "Between Soul and Stone," (Sheep Meadow Press, 2011,) + "But a Passage in Wilderness," (Sheep Meadow Press, 2007) and Beautiful Soon Enough (FC2/ University of Alabama Press/2009.) Recipient of the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America (selected by Marie Ponsot,) winner of FC2's Ronald Sukenick/ American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize, for her "Beautiful Soon Enough."  8 Pushcart Prize nominations, 2 Pushcart "Special Mention" citations, Chelsea Poetry Award, Kalliope's Sue Saniel Elkind Awd., places in Pablo Neruda + Ann Stanford Awards (selected by Yusef Komunyakaa.) Works have been published in: Academy of American Poets Poem-A-DayPoetry International, Kenyon Review, Agni, Pleiades, New Letters, The Southern Review,  Poetry Review (UK,) Wolf, Magazine (UK,) Runes, Margie, Women's Studies Quarterly, Nimrod , Chelsea, Confrontation, Traffic East, Kalliope, Pool, Southern California Anthology, The Literary Review, Many Mountains Moving, Van Gogh's Ear, Rattapallax, Poetry Daily, and many more. Recent exhibitions of "visual poems"   in Paris, Hawaii, NYC. Her "Tsunami Notebook" was created following a journey to Sumatra in Spring 2005, to work in a survivors' clinic in Aceh. A lyrical and multi-genre novel, "Vagrant," is forthcoming. She is currently writing in Paris.
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