Midstream Reading Series

When: Thursday July 7, 2016, 7:30–8:30pm.    

Where: Blue Moon building,  corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake. Upstairs. Entrance just west of the Blue Moon coffee house; up the stairs and to the left. Not wheel-chair accessible. Plentiful street parking.
 Best to arrive 10-20 minutes early to get coffee and food/dessert from the Blue Moon, and to be seated by 7:30 so we can begin on time. And, the venue will easily hold about 30; after that, standing or floor-sitting room only. The early bird gets the seat. Please occupy the close seats first. Be an up-front person.
Original poems and stories read/performed by their creators:
Jim Bohen, Lucia May, John Wenstrom, Jasmin Ziegler  
Special Song Prelude 6:45-7:15  Jess and John Wenstrom have been playing and singing country and Appalachian songs together for as long as Jess can remember (John being Jess’s dad). Their current name for their band is 39 Brackets. 🎵
 Before and after: The Blue Moon, downstairs, has coffee, sandwiches, desserts. Merlin’s Rest, a bar/restaurant 3 blocks west, has a full bar, good food, a late hours kitchen, reserved seating..
For further information:David Shove     651-636-5672


Please Come!

THURSDAY April 9, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Green Room at Orchestra Hall

1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

an off-site event during the AWP Convention

 Writing Through Grief: A Panel Discussion with contributors to the anthology The Widows’ Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival

Panelists: Lucia May, Judy Bebelaar, Helen Ruggieri, Kristine Shorey

Here is the Blond Boy review published in The Villager on 11/12/14
Thank you Magers & Quinn
and every one of you readers for making this Blond Boy reading a huge success! The evening exceeded our expectations in every way!
Blond Boy is now available at Magers & Quinn Booksellers
Blond Boy now available at Magers & Quinn
Please join me for the Blond Boy launch reading at Magers & Quinn on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 7 p.m!  Scroll down their events page here for details.
Blond Boy is now in its second printing! Thanks to all of you who are making this possible.  Also, check out my Readings page update.

Please watch this evocative book trailer by Jon Engman. (link to book trailer) The woman singing is my grandmother, Bronisława, Lucian’s mother, in the village Orenice in central Poland in 1971.

Blond Boy Cover

Blond Boy is available from and from Evening Street Press or by calling Evening Street Press at 614-937-2124.

Evening Street Press announced the May 1, 2014 publication of Blond Boy by Lucia May, finalist for the Helen Kay Chapbook Poetry Prize. (link to press for orders, also available from

Blond Boy describes a lesser-known Nazi program and the long arm of its brutality. It is a family memoir in poems.

 Praise for Blond Boy:

“Lucia May writes without any sentimentality whatsoever… she compresses enormous emotion into tense spare lines to create poetry that is fierce and true.”

–Keith Maillard, author of The Clarinet Polka

“Blond Boy is a tough, intense collection. It is blunt in its truth-telling, and ambitious in its range. I won’t forget these poems.”

–Deborah Keenan, newest books published in 2013 are From Tiger to Prayer and so she had the world.)

“Lucia weaves…poetry that is brutally honest while being “bathed in the light” of forgiveness, showing grief and loss unsentimentally, with a glance, a gesture, an image that glows vividly on the page.”

–Linda Back McKay, author of The Next Best Thing and Out of the Shadows: Stories of Adoption and Reunion

“…a story well worth telling…it comes wonderfully alive in all its mesmerizing details. These memories will dance in our minds for a long time.”

–Mary Logue, author of Hand Work and Trees

“Lucia May writes exquisite poetry that shines light in the darkness.”

–Robert O Fisch, author of Light from the Yellow Star: a Lesson of Love from the Holocaust

New poems published in the June issue of Moon Magazine:

Puzzle from Paradise and Modern Indulgences Suite including Artisanal Gratification, Catholic Currency, Digital Age Afterlife, Moon Magazine. (link to press)