“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 Bikerts, (author of Reading Life: Books for the Ages)
Biography: MARGO BERDESHEVSKY’S newest poetry collection is Between Soul and Stone, (Sheep Meadow Press/ 2011.) But a Passage in Wilderness was also published by Sheep Meadow Press in 2007. Her book of short stories, Beautiful Soon Enough, was illustrated with her own photo-montages and it received Fiction Collective Two’s American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick/ Innovative Fiction Award (Published by University of Alabama Press.) Other honors include the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, 8 Pushcart Prize nominations, 2 Pushcart “special mention” citations, the Chelsea Poetry Award, the Academy of American Poet’s Poem-for-a-day. Her works have appeared in literary journals including Kenyon Review, Agni, New Letters, Poetry International, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, The Southern Review, and in Europe in Poetry Review (UK), The Wolf, Siècle 21, & Confluences Poétiques. Her Tsunami Notebook of documentary photographs and poems was made following a journey to Sumatra in Spring 2005, to work in a survivors’ clinic in Aceh. Her multi-genre novel, Vagrant, is next at the gate. A lifelong traveler, she is currently living in Paris, and often on the road reading for her newest book.