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"Between Soul and Stone"
"Between Soul and Stone"
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  • Paperback
  • Sep.13.2011
  • 9781931357869

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A breathtaking new volume from a poet who wrestles with the diabolical complexity of the human heart (publisher's note) 
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A breathtaking new volume from a poet who wrestles with the diabolical complexity of the human heart (publisher's note) 

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Between Soul & Stone, on page 56: "...known to beggars, falcons..."

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"Between Soul & Stone," on page 56:...known to beggars, falcons...

A book of poems, born of morning & night. Of "The silence of the sun before the wounded moon."  Of gods & prayers & sex & solitudes, tsunamis, stones, maturity's light & darkness.

About Margo

Born in New York City, she has traveled the world. Of "Beautiful Soon Enough," Robert Olen Butler has written: "...

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Published Reviews

May.19.2008

These are bardic poems, but not at all presumptuous or abstract. Berdeshevsky's earned them by her life fully lived, her compassion, and the music that makes them poetry. They're also personal poems, but...

May.20.2008

Witnessing, April 23, 2008
By Akilah Oliver (New York, NY)

As I read these gorgeously written poems, I am observing these tough wildernesses or I am in ritual with the text, or I am...

Author's Publishing Notes

Breathtaking new poems from a poet who wrestles with the diabolical complexity of the human heart.................... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Margo Berdeshevsky understands the diabolical complexity of the human heart, and how eros is a form of intelligence as well as a drive.”—Sven Birkerts.... +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ "Each page is immaculate as Margo Berdeshevsky wanders with fire from George Herbert to Cassandra to the silence of the sun before the wounded moon: “The pigeon has found a crippled / moon who will not stand again for days. Has / found water’s silence / and the winter wren trusts me.” Her ways are the fantastic, the pathos of “love’s famine,” and a mastery of emotion..."Between Soul & Stone" is a book of measured splendors." —Willis Barnstone— +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “Margo Berdeshevsky is a mature poet and world citizen whose ever-lively sense of wonder both at the world and at language is a constant in her work. This is writing with emotional power, great beauty and immediacy, found in the here-and-now, woven with extraordinary awareness of what is precisely not beautiful in human life, which is an intrinsic part of the poems’ texture and reason for being.”—Marilyn Hacker +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ "There is in Margo Berdeshevsky's work a rare persistence of the lyric voice, used with a sense of ecstasy & grief almost religious in its evocations. Absolutely modern & fearlessly romantic by turns, the poems circle the rich & threatened corners of the living planet & travel further into places marked by mythic & oneiric time...Berdeshevsky emerges, fully empowered, as the maker of a new poetry that pushes voice & image toward creation of a world 'barbaric, vast and wild' that Diderot once saw as marker of what all poetry must be." —Jerome Rothenberg