Margo Berdeshevsky

Author's Bio Kindly see this Interview: for more info: kindly see this: I would ask that my work say it for me. I am looking, and asking ... for all the other words. Peace. Margo

Publications and Prizes

(University of Alabama Press, 2009)
(Glass Lyre Press, 2017)
(Sheep Meadow Press, 2011)
(Sheep Meadow Press, 2007)
"After the End After the Beginning":The Ecopoetry Anthology
(Trinity University Press, 2013)
, "Dusk" (Poem-A-Day:Academy of American Poets))
(Academy of American Poets, 2013)
, "Jack London Is Dead"
(TinFish Press, 2013)
, A Cadence of Hooves
(Yarrow Mountain Press, 2008)
, Letters to the World
(Red Hen Press, 2008)
, The Eco Poetry Anthology
(Trinity University Press, 2013)
, White Ink
(Demeter Press, 2007)
About Place Journal, Agni, Big City Lit, Cerise Press, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, Fairy Tale Review, from the fishouse, HER KIND, Kalliope, Kenyon Review, Kenyon Review Online, New Letters, Nimrod, Persimmon Tree, Phantom Limb, Plume, Poetry Daily, Poetry International, Poetry International Online, Poetry Review, Southern Review, Spillway, The Collagist, Mom Egg Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Van Gogh's Ear
Prizes Won: 
"Beautiful Soon Enough" won the FC2 Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize, (University of Alabama Press/2009.) Other honors include Finalist for The National Poetry series 2015, the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, & 2 Pushcart “special mention citations,” the Chelsea Poetry Award, Kalliope's Sue Saniel Elkind Award, Persimmon Tree Magazine's International Poetry Award, Aeolian Harp Anthology #1 (Glass Lyre Press,) .

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
European American
Prefers to work with: 
Fluent in: 
English, French
Born in: 
New York City, NY
Raised in: 
NYC & Paris
Newest book: BEFORE THE DROUGHT" (Glass Lyre Press/2017) ...Advance praise for "Before The Drought"/Glass Lyre Press/2017: 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
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Last updated: Aug 28, 2017