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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 announcementlink to press for orders, also available from and

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

Other work:

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

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)

The New Self, Pemmican Press. (link to press, link to pdf)

Inner Vision in The Talking Stick, Vol. 20 (link to press, link to pdf)

Suffering is Suffering and Racist in Training, 1967, Evening Street Review, Spring 2010 (link to press, link to Google Books)

Advice from an Older Sister, The Prose-Poem Project, Vol. 1, Issue 4. (link to press, link to pdf)

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 (link to press, link to

For Any Abiding Place on Earth, Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize Anthology 2010, available at Little Red Tree Publishing and (link to press, link to Amazon)

Ellery at Nineteen Upon Receiving Her Two Year Medallion, The Mom Egg, 2012 Vol. 10, The Body (link to press, link to pdf)

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)

Window Dressing, Tall Grass Writers’ Guild, Outrider Press Anthology: A Bird in the Hand (link to presslink to pdf)

Toys and Games with Time and Space, Childhood Place, Paperdarts.  (link to presslink to Toys and Games pdf, link to Childhood Place pdf)

 After the Woodcutter, Main Channel Voices. (link to pdf)

String Sounds, Hot Metal Press. (link to pdf)