Gloria Mindock

Location Somerville, MA
Occupation Publisher, Editor, Author

Books by Gloria Mindock
  • by Gloria Mindock, 2007.
  • About Me

    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:

    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

    Why do you write?

    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.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    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)

    Gloria Mindock's Wall

    John Riley – Sep 13, 2012

    Thanks, Gloria, for your nice comment on my poem "Tractors."

    S. M. – Sep 11, 2012

    Hi Gloria, I'm glad you enjoyed my "Marmalade". I hope all is well with you.

    Barry Basden – Sep 10, 2012

    Thanks, Gloria, for your nice comment on my little Afghanistan story. I'm glad it touched you.

    Mary Lane – Sep 09, 2012


    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.

    Bill Yarrow – Sep 08, 2012

    So glad you like "Bees in the Eaves," Gloria. Great comment. Thank you for the fave.

    Gloria Garfunkel – Jul 20, 2012

    Thank you for your kind comment and fave for Pig Girl. I just loved your monologue Stunned.

    Roberto C. Garcia – Jul 20, 2012

    Thank you Gloria! For your comments on "Out of no way, way" and your support everywhere else.

    Bill Yarrow – Jul 18, 2012

    Hi, Gloria! Thanks for faving "Finland." Always great to hear from you.

    Bill Yarrow – Jun 26, 2012

    You're so kind, Gloria! Thanks for faving "Under Commiseration." Wonderful seeing you again and hearing you read in NYC!

    Foster Trecost – Jun 20, 2012

    Hi Gloria. Thanks for reading Invisible Grime, and thanks for commenting, too. fos.

    Kathryn Kulpa – May 25, 2012

    Hi Gloria,
    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.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell – May 24, 2012

    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!

    Barry Basden – May 24, 2012

    Thanks, Gloria, for your neat comment and fave on three more of my little war stories.

    Mark Stratton – May 06, 2012

    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my little piece, "The Town". I was quite honored and pleased.

    Nicolette Wong – May 03, 2012

    Thanks, Gloria, for reading "Throw." Nice seeing you around here!

    Joe Sullivan – Apr 24, 2012

    Gloria, thanks again for reading and the fav on "Mountains."

    J. Mykell Collinz – Apr 19, 2012

    Hi, Gloria. Thanks for reading 'Wattle and Daub-2.' I greatly appreciate your comment.

    Steven Gowin – Apr 18, 2012

    Thanks for commenting on “Gary.”

    Soon to be deleted – Apr 18, 2012

    Thanks for the comment :)

    Christopher Allen – Apr 18, 2012

    Hi, Gloria! Thank you for your comment on "Triangulation". Looking forward to meeting you in June.

    Bill Yarrow – Apr 16, 2012

    Hi, Gloria! Thanks for faving "Not That Kind of Pain." Glad you like the poem!

    Foster Trecost – Apr 11, 2012

    Hi Gloria, thanks for reading Cactus, and thanks for commenting, too - I really appreciate both. fos.

    Roberto C. Garcia – Apr 09, 2012

    Hi Gloria! I'm glad you enjoyed my translation of Neruda and "Hunter, Fate, Food". It's so good to hear from you!

    Bill Yarrow – Apr 08, 2012

    Thanks for commenting on "Chapel Access," Gloria!

    Roberto C. Garcia – Nov 10, 2011

    Hi Gloria, hope you're doing well!

    Roberto C. Garcia – Jul 14, 2011

    Hi Gloria! Thanks for your comments and fave on "Park Bench". It's so good to hear from you again!

    Robert Salley – Jul 12, 2011

    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.

    Sina Mashek – Jul 07, 2011

    Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed "Madness."

    Foster Trecost – Jul 07, 2011

    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.

    Beate Sigriddaughter – Jul 06, 2011

    Thank you, Gloria, for your comment and fave on The Devil's Advocate.

    Bill Yarrow – Jul 06, 2011

    Thanks for faving "Black Ice," Gloria. I'm glad you liked the poem!

    Susan Tepper – Jun 30, 2011

    Gloria my dearest pal, publisher, colleague, confidante: thank you on Dear Knife..

    James Lloyd Davis – Apr 07, 2011

    Gloria, thanks for the comment and fave on "Women? Don't get me started." Hope all is well with you.

    Bill Yarrow – Apr 06, 2011

    Thanks so much, Gloria! Glad you liked "Son of Goya." Thanks for the comment and the fave.

    Jules Archer – Feb 16, 2011

    Gloria! Many thanks for reading and commenting and *ing
    "Liplorn". So appreciated!

    M – Feb 15, 2011

    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.

    Swanson Tudor – Feb 14, 2011

    Thank you Gloria for your kind invite and I'm glad you enjoyed Perfect.

    M.H. – Feb 05, 2011

    Hi Gloria - Thank you so much for your nice words on "Nothing Good..." I'm so glad you liked it!

    Bill Yarrow – Feb 05, 2011

    Thanks so much, Gloria, for your kind comment on and fave of "Wahrheit und Dichtung."

    Kim Conklin – Dec 23, 2010

    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.

    Bill Yarrow – Dec 23, 2010

    Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on and fave of "Mussel Memory." I really appreciate it, Gloria!

    Meg Pokrass – Dec 17, 2010

    Gloria - thank you so much for your kind words and for favoriting "Tada!" I'm very glad you liked it! xo-meg

    Sara – Dec 14, 2010

    Gloria, Thanks so much for reading Whipping Post. I really appreciate it, S

    Catherine Davis – Dec 14, 2010

    Gloria, thank you for coming by and your comments. (√+ on * from you!)

    Cheryl Snell – Dec 13, 2010

    Thank you so much, Gloria.

    Ginnah Howard – Dec 08, 2010

    Gloria, thanks for your specific comments on "Circling." It's a long story for Fictionaut.

    Joani Reese – Dec 08, 2010

    Gloria: Thank you for reading and commenting on "Soir Bleu." Much appreciated.

    Paul Steven Stone – Dec 08, 2010

    Hi Gloria:

    Glad you enjoyed "A Letter From Uncle Bernie". You're a sweetheart to be so supportive!

    stephen hastings-king – Dec 07, 2010

    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...

    Jules Archer – Dec 07, 2010

    Gloria - thanks for the read on "Help Me Own You". Always happy to get your feedback!

    Joani Reese – Dec 06, 2010

    Thanks much for your comments about "Postmodern Peanut Butter Sandwich" Gloria. I appreciate them.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Dec 06, 2010

    Glad you enjoyed Admission. Thank you for reading.

    Robert Vaughan – Dec 06, 2010

    Hello Gloria,

    Thanks for your wonderful comments and fave of "The Wedding March." Means the world to me coming from you!

    Kathy Fish – Dec 03, 2010

    Gloria, I really loved your comment, "like inside a foreign film" for "Repair Man." Thanks so much for that and for the fav!

    Bill Yarrow – Dec 03, 2010

    Thank you so much, Gloria, for your kind comments on "The Proud Accounting."

    Keith U. – Nov 23, 2010

    Thank you for reading "Lettuce," and commenting, and for the fav!

    M – Nov 23, 2010

    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

    Kim Conklin – Nov 23, 2010

    Thanks for the comment and fave on Eat, Pray, Network, Gloria. I appreciate the read, and I look forward to more of your work.

    ABxx – Nov 23, 2010

    Hello, Gloria--

    Thank you for the kind feedback and FAV on "Amahle and I". I look forward to getting to know your work.


    James Lloyd Davis – Nov 23, 2010

    Gloria, thank you so much for the fave and the comment on "Dreaming James Dean." Made my day.

    Jules Archer – Nov 22, 2010

    Thanks for much for your generous comments on "Lay On Me". Truly appreciated. Cheers!

    David Ackley – Nov 22, 2010

    Gloria, thanks so much for the kind read of 'under the skin' and all the best for a speedy recovery.

    Jack Swenson – Nov 22, 2010

    Wow, Gloria, I loved your comment! Thanks.

    Michelle Elvy – Nov 22, 2010

    Thanks, Gloria, for your comment on The Chair. Lovely to see you here again!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Nov 20, 2010

    Glad you enjoyed Drinking Homemade with the Saints. Much appreciated.

    Jerry Ratch – Nov 20, 2010

    Thank you for reading, Gloria. Hope you are getting better!

    Pamela J. Parker – Nov 19, 2010

    Sorry to read your update -- hope things improve quickly for you.

    Bill Yarrow – Nov 19, 2010

    Thanks for faving "Raw Salt," Gloria. Very please you liked it that much.

    Ramon Collins – Sep 22, 2010

    Thank you, Gloria, for your congratulations on the General Forum -- I appreciate it.

    Susan Tepper – Aug 28, 2010

    Glo, thanks so much for taking the time to read Bottom, and for all your sweet comments

    Jerry Ratch – Aug 25, 2010

    Thank you so much, Gloria!

    Susan Tepper – Aug 07, 2010

    Gloria, glad you found this funny! So did I, and funny is everything, ultimately, right?

    Myra King – Jul 27, 2010

    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.

    James Lloyd Davis – Jul 27, 2010

    Gloria, thank you so much for the fav and the comments on "The man who killed Molly Bloom."

    Kari Nguyen – Jul 27, 2010

    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!

    Jerry Ratch – Jul 07, 2010

    Thank you so much for your comments, Gloria. Appreciated!

    Michelle Elvy – Jun 16, 2010

    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.

    Michelle Elvy – Jun 16, 2010

    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...

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 16, 2010

    Thank you again, Gloria. You're screwing up my zero favs record!

    Jerry Ratch – Jun 12, 2010

    Thanks for reading, Gloria!

    George LaCas – Jun 04, 2010

    Thank you, Gloria, for your comment about "Percy's Night Out." Glad you liked it!

    Jerry Ratch – May 31, 2010

    Thanks, Gloria, for reading and for your comments on The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars. Very much appreaciated!

    Joe Sullivan – May 29, 2010

    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.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 24, 2010

    Thank you for reading and commenting on Nothing to Do. Glad you liked it.

    Kait Mauro – May 23, 2010

    Hi! :) Welcome to Like Birds Lit, thank you for joining! Please consider submitting some of your work. We are so glad to have you.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 19, 2010

    Thank you for reading La Tomatina and Tatev. Glad you liked them.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 19, 2010

    Thank you for reading Wishing Tree. Glad you liked it.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – May 17, 2010

    Thank you for reading Tatev. Much appreciated.

    Miles Tepper – Apr 29, 2010

    Gloria, Congratulations on your new book "Nothing Divine Here." It's terrific work from a very fine poet.

    Gloria Mindock – Apr 29, 2010

    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!!!

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 26, 2010

    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.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 26, 2010

    Thank you for your comment on Blue Light. It means a lot.

    Walter Bjorkman – Apr 26, 2010

    Gloria, thanks for reading & comment on "Watts Burns". Look forward to your posts, see none up as of now.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 04, 2010

    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.

    Matthew A. Hamilton – Apr 04, 2010

    I happy glad to be a part of Cervena Barva Press. I hope I will be able to contribute something worthwhile to the group.

    Matt Dennison – Feb 23, 2010

    "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.

    Timothy Gager – Feb 21, 2010

    Hi Glo!

    Hey. Make sure you comment and favorite on all my stuff because "I'm desperate" to appear on their front page. :-)

    Matt Dennison – Feb 21, 2010

    Thanks for going back and finding my poem, "Premise," Gloria. 'Preciate it!

    Meg Pokrass – Jan 29, 2010

    Thank you for your nice words about my 10 micros. Greatly appreciated!

    Darryl Price – Jan 09, 2010

    We are honored by your presence.

    Gloria Mindock – Jan 05, 2010

    Thanks Paul. This seems to be a cool site. Be sure to join the Cervena Barva Press group here.
    Lets get together soon!

    Paul Steven Stone – Jan 04, 2010

    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.

    Gloria Mindock – Jan 04, 2010

    Thanks Susan for inviting me.

    Susan Tepper – Jan 04, 2010

    Hi Glo, and welcome to fictionaut!

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