Evening Street Press announces the May 1, 2014 publication of Blond Boy by Lucia May, finalist for the Helen Kay Chapbook Poetry Prize. (link to announcement, link to press for orders, also available from www.Amazon.com and www.BarnesandNoble.com)
Blond Boy describes a lesser-known Nazi program and the long arm of its brutality. It is a family memoir in poems.
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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
Widow Mother in The Widows’ Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival, edited by Jacqueline Lapidus and Lise Menn. Published in February 2014 by Kent State University Press. (link to press, link to Amazon, link to website)
Explain in an Essay, Smokescreen, Verse Wisconsin 112. (link to poems)
Blond Boy’s German Meals, Blond Boy in Bischofsheim, Boys Trading, Blond Boy at Work in Scotland After the War, Burnt Bridge #3, The D-Day Issue, also available at Amazon.com (link to press, link to Amazon.com)
Notes to Self, Unbeknownst to You My Brother, Mali Mother and Child, Ode to Prozac, The Awakenings Review, Vol. 6, Number 1, Fall 2012 (link to press, link to pdf for Notes to Self, link to pdf for Mali Mother and Child, link to pdf for Ode to Prozac)
After the Woodcutter, Main Channel Voices. (link to pdf)
String Sounds, Hot Metal Press. (link to pdf)