Letters from Paris

LETTER FROM PARIS, autumn 2014

LETTER FROM PARIS, autumn 2014 from Margo Berdeshevsky   It’s been awhile. But my eyes are open. As always, I want to join in calling in the light. In believing in a word such as love. In the city of light. Or everywhere. I’ve been thinking about this again, all summer, and through the briefer …

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Letter from Paris, Autumn 2013

LETTER FROM PARIS, autumn 2013 from Margo Berdeshevsky And These boots were made for walkin’… Is my world going to hell? Probably. Yours? Maybe. Probably. Warning: This post may offer a darkling vision. Paris, well known as city of light holds a dark kind of poetry too, always has for its wanderers, between its many …

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Letter from Paris, Spring 2013

from Margo Berdeshevsky IT WAS MAY DAY IN PARIS…or WAS IT ONLY THE IMAGE? “Une petit(e) Piece Dieu Nous Benisse.” A coin—a little coin, God Bless us. I noticed that her sign said bless “us.” Not bless “you.” And she did pray for us both. It hasn’t been an easy spring. Not in Paris. Not …

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from Margo Berdeshevsky IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD…or WAS IT THE IMAGE? Before the winter insisted on being all it’s about, I had thought, I’ll send this letter beginning with a shot-in-a-mirror self portrait: Margo, photog-with-graffiti, in Paris. But next, and quickly, I’d meditate on the following words: Is That A Gun In Your …

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Beauty and Its Blade: A Review of Margo Berdeshevsky’s Beautiful Soon Enough

Readers were introduced to Margo Berdeshevsky’s rich use of language with her collection of poetry, But a Passage in Wilderness, in 2007. Her recent foray into fiction with the publication of Beautiful Soon Enough demonstrates that she has not abandoned poetry. In this winner of FC2’s American Book Review /Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, published by The University of Alabama Press, we continue to encounter lyricism, fresh imagery and classical allusions, a language that reflects a poet’s sensibility. Comprised of twenty-three stories, ranging in length from one to eight pages, these are artfully sculpted fictions conveyed with astonishing phrasing, yet transmitted with relative ease.