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       composed by MARGO BERDESHEVSKY



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Dark River





Fontanelle Cemetery Entry




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Hands of the Midwife








MARGO BERDESHEVSKY, born in New York city, often writes and lives in Paris. Before The Drought, is her newest poetry collection, (Glass Lyre Press, September 2017.) (In an early version, it was finalist for the National Poetry Series.) Berdeshevsky is author as well of Between Soul & Stone, and But a Passage in Wilderness, (Sheep Meadow Press.) Her book of stories, Beautiful Soon Enough,  illustrated with her own collages, received the first Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Award for Fiction Collective Two (University of Alabama Press.) Other honors include the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, a portfolio of her poems in the Aeolian Harp Anthology #1 (Glass Lyre Press,) the & Now Anthology of the Best of Innovative Writing, and numerous Pushcart Prize nominations. Her works appear in the American journals: Poetry International, New Letters, Kenyon Review, Plume, The Collagist, Tupelo Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Southern Humanities Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, The American Journal of Poetry, & Jacar Press—One, among many others. In Europe her works have been seen in The Poetry Review (UK), Levure Littéraire, The Creative Process, The Wolf, Europe, Siècle 21, & Confluences Poétiques. A multi genre novel, Vagrant, and a hybrid of poems, Square Black Key, wait at the gate. Her photographs and collages and photo-montages have been exhibited in galleries in Paris, Honolulu, Indonesia, and NYC. She may be found reading from her books in London, Paris, New York City, or somewhere new in the world. Her Letters from Paris may be found in Poetry International, here:

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