Norman MacAfee | Angela Consolo Mankiewicz | Mariana Marin | Tara L. Masih | W. R. Mayo | Ed Mcmanis | Joan McNerney | Ana Merina | David P. Miller | David Miller | Ed Miller | Sally Miller | Stephen P. Miller | Gloria Mindock
| Kenn Mitchell | Nancy Mitchell | Richard Moore | Susanne Morning | E.K. Mortenson | Alexander Motyl | Don Moyer | Barbara E. Murphy | Rich Murphy
Pleasure Trout by Gloria Mindock
Pleasure Trout by Gloria Mindock
Muddy River Books
Gloria Mindock is founding editor of Cervena Barva Press, editor of the Istanbul Literary Review based in Istanbul, Turkey, and one of the USA editors for Levure Littéraire in France.
has had nominations for the Pushcart Prize, St. Butolph Award and was awarded a fellowship from the Somerville Arts Council
She was co-founder of Theatre S & S. Press, Inc. and was one of the founding editors of the Boston Literary Review/BLuR from 1984-1994.
Theatre S. received grants from the Polaroid Foundation
, The Rockefeller Foundation
, The Globe Foundation
, Massachusetts Cultural Council
, and the Somerville Arts Council
Gloria works as a social worker and freelances teaching workshops.
facilitates events in her Cervena Barva Press
studio, located in the Center for the Arts
at the Armory in Somerville, MA.
Nothing Divine Here by Gloria Mindock
is the author of the forthcoming book, La Porile Raiului (Ars Longa Press, 2010, Romania) and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson Street Press, 2007).
She is editor of Cervena Barva Press and the Istanbul Literature Review, an online journal based in Istanbul, Turkey.
has had numerous publications including Poet Lore, River Styx, Phoebe, Blackbox, Poesia, Bogg, Ibbetson, WHLR, UNU: Revista de Cultura, Citadela, Aurora , and Arabesques.
has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, St. Botolph Award, and was awarded a fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
distributed by the Somerville Arts Council
From the Preface
Passionate and rebellious, Gloria Mindock's
poetry jumps forcefully from the page, grabs the reader by the collar of his
coat and holds and hangs on to his/her attention.
And the very fact that Mindock
doesn't play style-games makes her
vision a thousand times more effective/powerful than the word-game players who turn poetry into a kind of syntactical basketball.
In Nothing Divine Here, Mindock
invokes a resurrection, the power of love to spring eternal from the hurt we all know.
looks at the personal and the political, that haunting polarity, and weaves a gentle but brave hopefulness between them.
Gloria Mindock is a fearless poet.
gets right in the face, in the very nostril of death.
past lovers, her
dreams, dashed or otherwise, not with cool detachment, but with a visceral lyrical and emotional engagement.
has made her
pain into high art, into the high holy.
, is a force to be reckoned with, so watch your back!
coaxes to the page the voices of the dead who lie, less in peace, than in restless obsession with the atrocities they suffered.
brings forth as well the voices of the living who seem startled to find that they died somewhere between the horrors they witnessed and the grave they have yet to lie down in. Blood Soaked Dresses is a beautiful, harrowing first book.
poems grant us the voice of a soul caught on a limb between the promise of peace everlasting and impossible resurrections.
Poem after poem we are asked to uncover those whose bitter ash weeps over the world, and no other country/wants to see it.
This book is written from a compassionate heart that whispers and grieves, one that isn't afraid to holds its gaze.
A poet must never shy from the necessary, no matter how hard it is.
In poetry that is both elegant and brutal, Gloria Mindock
exposes the horror of the Salvadorian conflict especially on women.
Though Salvador has faded from the front pages, the war has reincarnated in other countries on other continents making "Blood Soaked Dresses" completely contemporaneous.
Oh Angel by Gloria Mindock
Among the kinds of angels Gloria Mindock
addresses are male and female, guardian, loyal, and fallen angels, even a vacationing angel.
As in the title poem, which opens the book, she
often exclaims, "Oh angel," in conjecture, disappointment, pique, passion, or some other emotion.
Angels dominate her
For instance, "Wild" begins, "Oh angel, at dawn, / I get up and sit in the nicest room," and in "Guardian Angel Sits on Left" she
says, "The angel is curled against / me . . . / She
protects me." But by the end of the poem, "The angel went on to / guard another.
, what else are lovers and angels for ?
To read a review of Oh Angel visit: http://dougholder.blogspot.com/2006_02_12_dougholder_archive.html
$5.50 | 16 Pages | Out of Print
Postcard Series: One
Postcard Series: One Designed by Gloria Mindock