Editor and Publisher: Cervena Barva Press
Editor: Istanbul Literary Review
Co-Editor: X-Peri: An Experimental literary Journal
Author of 3 Full-length poetry books which are:
"Nothing Divine Here" (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro, 2010)
"La Portile Raiului" (Ars Longa Press, Romania, 2010) Translated into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma
"Blood Soaked Dresses" (Ibbetson Street Press, 2007)
Author of 3 poetry chapbooks which are:
"Pleasure Trout" (Muddy River Press,Newton, MA/ forthcoming)
"Oh Angel" (U Soku Stampa, 2005)
"Doppelganger" (S. Press, 1992)
Coordinated the Cervena Barva Press Reading series at the Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA. The series was at this place for 4 years. The gallery closed in April, 2011.
Co-host and Co-coordinator: The First and Last Word Poetry Reading Series at The Center for the Arts Armory in Somerville, MA
Readings are held once a month starting in January, 2011.
Other Biographical Information:
Published in numerous literary journals including Poet Lore, River Styx, Phoebe, Blackbox, Poesia, Bogg, Ibbetson, WHLR, UNU: Revista de Cultura, Citadela, Aurora, and Arabesques.
From 1984-1994, Gloria was editor of the Boston Literary Review/BLuR. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, St. Botolph Award, and was awarded a fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council distributed by the Somerville Arts Council. Gloria currently works as a Social Worker and freelances teaching poetry workshops and editing manuscripts.
Co-founded and managed Theatre S. & S. Press, Inc. from 1984-1994. Literary adaptations of novels, original plays, musicals, operas etc... Grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, Globe Foundation, Polaroid, New England Foundation for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Somerville Arts council. Acted, wrote text, and sang in many of the productions produced. Gloria is lucky enough to have perfect pitch.
Interview in May 2012 issue of Levure Litteraire in English and French by Rodica Draghincescu. To read in English: http://levurelitteraire.com/gloria-mindock-2/
Fictionaut Chat by Susan Tepper with Gloria Mindock, April, 23, 2012
Interview in Pif Magazine by Derek Alger, Published July 1st, 2011:
Fictionaut Five: Interviewed by Meg Pokrass, May 17, 2010
I have a strong theatre/performing background which fuels my creativity. Also a very strong network of writer friends.
When I read good poetry or fiction, it makes me want to write.
There is nothing like a good book.
Favorite poetry books:
"Concerning the Angels" by Raphael Alberti
"Pencil Letters" by Irina Ratushinskaya
"Trilce" by Vallejo
"Selected Poems" by Eugenio Montale
"The Fourth Dimension" by Yannis Ritsos
"The Horse Has Six Legs: An Anthology of Serbian Poetry" edited by Charles Simic
"Traveling in the Family: Selected Poems" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
"Duino Eligies" by Rilke
"Elegy for Departure" by Zbigniew Herbert
"My Dream has Red Fingers" by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu
"The Abundance of Nothing" by Bruce Weigl
Favorite authors: Pablo Neruda, Paul Celan, Flavia Cosma, Vasco Popa, Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, Bruce Weigl, Stephen Berg, Frank O'Hara, Gloria Fuertes, Majorie Agosin, Yehuda Amichai, Yannis Ritsos, Tomas Transtromer, Czeslaw Milosz, Pessoa, Lorca, Alan Dugan, Rilke, Simon Perchik
(More to add that's for sure)
Favorite books of fiction: (to be added soon)
Other favorite books: (to be added soon)
Thanks, Gloria, for your nice comment on my poem "Tractors."
Hi Gloria, I'm glad you enjoyed my "Marmalade". I hope all is well with you.
Thanks, Gloria, for your nice comment on my little Afghanistan story. I'm glad it touched you.
Thank you so much for liking and commenting on my "Huntingtons" piece. The entire scissors and spackle issue is incredible and I'm blessed to be named along some of the wonderful authors.
So glad you like "Bees in the Eaves," Gloria. Great comment. Thank you for the fave.
Thank you for your kind comment and fave for Pig Girl. I just loved your monologue Stunned.
Thank you Gloria! For your comments on "Out of no way, way" and your support everywhere else.
Hi, Gloria! Thanks for faving "Finland." Always great to hear from you.
You're so kind, Gloria! Thanks for faving "Under Commiseration." Wonderful seeing you again and hearing you read in NYC!
Hi Gloria. Thanks for reading Invisible Grime, and thanks for commenting, too. fos.
Thanks for the comment on "Child Star" and the words of encouragement. It's so hard not to feel dejected and self-doubting when a major rejection comes down the pike.
Hi Gloria! Wow! Thank you so much for reading my little post office saga and taking the time to leave such warm, generous and encouraging comments. This seems to have struck a nerve with different people, for all different kinds of reasons. I really appreciate your comments and I'm really looking forward to reading your pieces here!
Thanks, Gloria, for your neat comment and fave on three more of my little war stories.
Thank you so much for your kind comments on my little piece, "The Town". I was quite honored and pleased.
Thanks, Gloria, for reading "Throw." Nice seeing you around here!
Gloria, thanks again for reading and the fav on "Mountains."
Hi, Gloria. Thanks for reading 'Wattle and Daub-2.' I greatly appreciate your comment.
Thanks for commenting on “Gary.”
Thanks for the comment :)
Hi, Gloria! Thank you for your comment on "Triangulation". Looking forward to meeting you in June.
Hi, Gloria! Thanks for faving "Not That Kind of Pain." Glad you like the poem!
Hi Gloria, thanks for reading Cactus, and thanks for commenting, too - I really appreciate both. fos.
Hi Gloria! I'm glad you enjoyed my translation of Neruda and "Hunter, Fate, Food". It's so good to hear from you!
Thanks for commenting on "Chapel Access," Gloria!
Hi Gloria, hope you're doing well!
Hi Gloria! Thanks for your comments and fave on "Park Bench". It's so good to hear from you again!
Thanks for the comments on "Lilith". I couldnt agree with you more on reading good poetry/fiction and it stirring something in me to write more. I love this site and reading so much inspiring prose.
Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed "Madness."
Hi Gloria, thanks for reading and commenting on Hidden Reminders. I really appreciate the time you took for both. I'm glad you commented on the detail, I wasn't sure if I pput too much or too little. thanks. fos.
Thank you, Gloria, for your comment and fave on The Devil's Advocate.
Thanks for faving "Black Ice," Gloria. I'm glad you liked the poem!
Gloria my dearest pal, publisher, colleague, confidante: thank you on Dear Knife..
Gloria, thanks for the comment and fave on "Women? Don't get me started." Hope all is well with you.
Thanks so much, Gloria! Glad you liked "Son of Goya." Thanks for the comment and the fave.
Gloria! Many thanks for reading and commenting and *ing
"Liplorn". So appreciated!
Thank you for your generous remarks on ash, Gloria. I'm so glad you read it and liked it. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Thank you Gloria for your kind invite and I'm glad you enjoyed Perfect.
Hi Gloria - Thank you so much for your nice words on "Nothing Good..." I'm so glad you liked it!
Thanks so much, Gloria, for your kind comment on and fave of "Wahrheit und Dichtung."
Thanks very much for the kind words and the fave on Things Left Unsaid. I appreciate the read, and I'm very happy you liked it.
Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on and fave of "Mussel Memory." I really appreciate it, Gloria!
Gloria - thank you so much for your kind words and for favoriting "Tada!" I'm very glad you liked it! xo-meg
Gloria, Thanks so much for reading Whipping Post. I really appreciate it, S
Gloria, thank you for coming by and your comments. (√+ on * from you!)
Thank you so much, Gloria.
Gloria, thanks for your specific comments on "Circling." It's a long story for Fictionaut.
Gloria: Thank you for reading and commenting on "Soir Bleu." Much appreciated.
Glad you enjoyed "A Letter From Uncle Bernie". You're a sweetheart to be so supportive!
Hi Gloria: Thanks so much for the read and comment on "Sandcastle." These pieces I keep making about the water are sometimes a tough sell in isolation...
Gloria - thanks for the read on "Help Me Own You". Always happy to get your feedback!
Thanks much for your comments about "Postmodern Peanut Butter Sandwich" Gloria. I appreciate them.
Glad you enjoyed Admission. Thank you for reading.
Thanks for your wonderful comments and fave of "The Wedding March." Means the world to me coming from you!
Gloria, I really loved your comment, "like inside a foreign film" for "Repair Man." Thanks so much for that and for the fav!
Thank you so much, Gloria, for your kind comments on "The Proud Accounting."
Thank you for reading "Lettuce," and commenting, and for the fav!
Thank you very much for your kind remarks about my dog is and virtual recovery, Gloria. It's good to meet you here. I look forward to reading your work. (Blood Soaked Dresses: Great title!) Cheers. -- Q
Thanks for the comment and fave on Eat, Pray, Network, Gloria. I appreciate the read, and I look forward to more of your work.
Thank you for the kind feedback and FAV on "Amahle and I". I look forward to getting to know your work.
Gloria, thank you so much for the fave and the comment on "Dreaming James Dean." Made my day.
Thanks for much for your generous comments on "Lay On Me". Truly appreciated. Cheers!
Gloria, thanks so much for the kind read of 'under the skin' and all the best for a speedy recovery.
Wow, Gloria, I loved your comment! Thanks.
Thanks, Gloria, for your comment on The Chair. Lovely to see you here again!
Glad you enjoyed Drinking Homemade with the Saints. Much appreciated.
Thank you for reading, Gloria. Hope you are getting better!
Sorry to read your update -- hope things improve quickly for you.
Thanks for faving "Raw Salt," Gloria. Very please you liked it that much.
Thank you, Gloria, for your congratulations on the General Forum -- I appreciate it.
Glo, thanks so much for taking the time to read Bottom, and for all your sweet comments
Thank you so much, Gloria!
Gloria, glad you found this funny! So did I, and funny is everything, ultimately, right?
Gloria, glad you were moved by Broken Mirrors, it was a hard piece to write. Looking forward to reading your work here soon. Thanks for the fav.
Gloria, thank you so much for the fav and the comments on "The man who killed Molly Bloom."
Hi Gloria. Thank you for your words and ‘fav’ of Requirement. I truly appreciate it! I’m looking forward to reading your work. I used to live down near Somerville, and spent a lot of time driving through it on my commutes. You also share a birthday with my husband. :) Thank you again!
Thank you so much for your comments, Gloria. Appreciated!
Oh, except I see there are "no stories written" -- so I'll look you up anyway and see what you are up to! Thanks for finding X.
Thanks, Gloria, for your comment on X. I will look forward to getting back to your stories very soon! Hopping on a plane today, will be in touch once I'm halfway round the world again...
Thank you again, Gloria. You're screwing up my zero favs record!
Thanks for reading, Gloria!
Thank you, Gloria, for your comment about "Percy's Night Out." Glad you liked it!
Thanks, Gloria, for reading and for your comments on The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars. Very much appreaciated!
Gloria, thanks for the great comments on the two poems. It really means a lot to me. Your press is fantastic.
I used to live in Somerville. First in Winter Hill, and then in the area between Union Sq and Inman Sq, near Lincoln Park.
Thank you for reading and commenting on Nothing to Do. Glad you liked it.
Hi! :) Welcome to Like Birds Lit, thank you for joining! Please consider submitting some of your work. We are so glad to have you.
Thank you for reading La Tomatina and Tatev. Glad you liked them.
Thank you for reading Wishing Tree. Glad you liked it.
Thank you for reading Tatev. Much appreciated.
Gloria, Congratulations on your new book "Nothing Divine Here." It's terrific work from a very fine poet.
Matthew and Walter-Thanks for your comments. It was wonderful reading your work. I usually try to read things posted when I can and really enjoy it. I'm actually at work now goofing off. Ha-Ha! Glad you both are a part of this group. Thank you!!!
I see that you have read all of my poems. Thank you very much. It really means a lot. Yes, I am working on a chapbook based on my experiences in Armenia.
Thank you for your comment on Blue Light. It means a lot.
Gloria, thanks for reading & comment on "Watts Burns". Look forward to your posts, see none up as of now.
I happy glad...funny. Its still early for me. I'm glad to be a part of Cervena Barva Press is what I meant to write.
I happy glad to be a part of Cervena Barva Press. I hope I will be able to contribute something worthwhile to the group.
"I really liked this poem especially how you ended it."
Thanks, Gloria. We actually DID have a tornado, up in Indiana, when I was about 8. Took out a huge tree in the front yard.
This poem is roughly based on that event.
Hey. Make sure you comment and favorite on all my stuff because "I'm desperate" to appear on their front page. :-)
Thanks for going back and finding my poem, "Premise," Gloria. 'Preciate it!
Thank you for your nice words about my 10 micros. Greatly appreciated!
We are honored by your presence.
Thanks Paul. This seems to be a cool site. Be sure to join the Cervena Barva Press group here.
Lets get together soon!
Welcome to one of my favorite people and a most accomplished publisher. So good to have you in the neighborhood. I truly marvel at how you and Bill make so much out of so little. Hope you have some fun on this site. It's cool and quite enjoyable.
Thanks Susan for inviting me.
Hi Glo, and welcome to fictionaut!