Midstream Reading Series
When: Thursday July 7, 2016, 7:30–8:30pm.
THURSDAY April 9, 2015 at 7 p.m.
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
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.
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 http://www.Amazon.com)
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: