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Gloria Mindock, Editor   Issue No. 51   January, 2010




HAPPY NEW YEAR! Bill and I wish everyone a very wonderful 2010!

2009 was a great year for the press. In 2009, we published 9 full-length books and 12 chapbooks. Here is a look at what we published:

Full-length Collections

  • The Curvature of Blue (poetry) by Lucille Lang Day
  • Grief Hut (poetry) by Nancy Mitchell
  • Pentakomo Cyprus (poetry) by Irene Koronas
  • Pretty Little Lies (non-fiction) by W. R. Mayo
  • Anthem (poetry) by CL Bledsoe
  • Anzeka Ceska/Agnes of Bohemia (Czech poetry) by Jaromir Horec, Translated by Jana Moravkova Kiely
  • Treating a Sick Animal (flash fiction) by Timothy Gager
  • Van Gogh's Ear (poetry) by Pamela L. Laskin
  • They're Dropping Bombs Not Ham Sandwiches (play) by Michael Nash


  • The Book of Colors and Painters (poetry) by Korkut Onaran (Turkey)
  • A Settlement of Words (poetry) by Ioan Tepelea (Romania), Translated by Flavia Cosma
  • Balancing on Unstable Ground (poetry) by Francis Alix
  • Opuscula (poetry) by Steve Glines
  • Beowulf (poetry) by Martin Burke (Belgium)
  • Waiting For Godot (one line play) by Alexander J. Motyl
  • Unrestrained (poetry) by Jennifer Leblanc
  • A Rarity by Grzegorz Wroblewski (poetry), Translated from the Polish by Agnieszka Pokojska (Poland)
  • Celebrity Slumbers (poetry) by Judson Hamilton (Poland)
  • The Possibility of Recovery (poetry) by William Delman
  • Catching the Light, 12 Haiku Sequences, (poetry) by John Elsberg and Eric Greinke
  • Only a Mirage (poetry) by Alexander G. Dryer

To order any of our titles, go to:

Červená Barva Press also took part in four bookfairs in 2009. We were at AWP, BU, Somerville Writers Festival, and the MA Poetry Festival in Lowell. I met so many wonderful people and reconnected with old friends. It was great and so much fun! It was important for our books/authors to have more exposure.

In 2010, Červená Barva Press will be on two panels. I'll send more information on that at a later time.

Our reading series will resume this spring. Soon, I will be sending a notice out about it. I just need to confirm the dates with the gallery. Tam Lin Neville will continue coordinating the series with me. The series is full for the spring and was by solicitation only. Červená Barva Press will have its five year anniversary in April. I am planning some special events to celebrate this.

I would like to thank Danielle Unger for her help with the press during her school break. She has been amazing and I am so grateful to her!

In the forthcoming months, look for new books by Leonard Cirino, Mark Pawlak, Roberta M. Swann, and Andrey Gritsman.

New chapbooks coming out soon are by Stacia Fleegal, Charles P. Ries, Zvi Sesling, and the 2009 chapbook contest winners Susan Lewis and James Penha. There will be so many more books and chapbooks coming out this year. Bill and I are very excited about it.

January 31st is the deadline for our poetry and fiction chapbook contest. Here are the guidelines:

Poetry and Fiction Chapbook Prize Guidelines

We are accepting submissions from November 1, 2009-January 31, 2010.
Please read guidelines carefully.

Send submissions to:
Cervena Barva Press
P.O. Box 440357
W. Somerville, MA 02144-3222

Poetry Chapbook Contest

    Include the following:
  • Send 3-24 pages of poetry
  • Blank title page
  • Contact page with title of manuscript, include phone number and e-mail address
  • Check or money order for $11.00 payable to Cervena Barva Press
  • If submitting a manuscript from outside the USA, International money order only
  • SASE is not required as long as you provide an e-mail address No need to send acknowledgement page or cover letter. We want to see the work only.
  • NO manuscripts will be returned.
  • Winner receives $100.00 and 25 copies
  • All entries receive a copy of the winning chapbook

Judge: We have a prominent poet judging. He has been featured in Poets and Writers Magazine, and on their cover. He is the author of numerous books and has asked us not to reveal his name until the winner is announced.

Fiction Chapbook Contest

    Include the following:
  • Send 24 pages of fiction, ok if it is more than one story
  • Published or unpublished ok as long as you own the rights
  • Contact page with title of manuscript, include phone number and e-mail address
  • Check or money order for $12.00 payable to Cervena Barva Press
  • If submitting a manuscript from outside the USA, International money order only
  • SASE is not required as long as you provide an e-mail address No need to send acknowledgement page or cover letter. We want to see the work only.
  • NO manuscripts will be returned.
  • Winner receives $100.00 and 25 copies
  • All entries receive a copy of the winning chapbook

Judge: Dorothy Freudenthal

All submission questions can be directed to:
Gloria Mindock, Editor at:


The Lost Bookshelf

The Lost Bookshelf continues to grow. If you would like our bookstore to carry your books, go to to read our guidelines. If you have any questions, please e-mail me. We ask that you put a link to our bookstore on your links page if you have one for your website. We accept books from authors and by presses. It is another outlet for selling your books. Please visit our bookstore. It continues to change as more books are added. For those of you who have books in our store, I ask that you add a link to your website so readers can become aware of our bookstore. Thanks.



The new issue of The Blue Jew Yorker # 7, Terminal Nostalgia is now online.

Featuring: Michael Holman, Reva Sudin, Leith O'Malley, Charles Bernstein, Francisco X. Alarcon, Clayton Eshleman, Jake Marmer, Heather Bell, Samuel Menashe, Gary Serafin Levine, Ze'ev Frankel, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Rothenberg, William Heyen, Shira Dentz, Matthue Roth, Gloria Mindock, Steve Calamars, Mather Schneider, Holly Day, Robert F. Menglong, Olga Kronmeyer, Andrea DeAngelis, Ben Nadler, Doug Holder, Judith Skillman, David Beckman, Andrena Zawinski, Rick Lupert.

Check it out at:

Third Body by Michel Delville (Translated by Gian Lombardo)
ISBN: 978-0-9792999-7-1
Perfect Bound, $13.00
5.5 x 8.5 inches, 70 pages
Prose Poetry

In Third Body, Michel Delville continues in the tradition of Belgian prose poetry exemplified by such prose poets as Henri Michaux, Géo Norge, and Eugene Savitzkaya. These writers honorably and admirably extend the francophone tradition of the prose poem as started in nineteenth century France by Aloysius Bertrand and Charles Baudelaire. Like these forbears and contemporaries, Delville utilizes the prose poem as a way to access profound poetic sentiments and provide trenchant social commentary through prosaic means-"To convert our ideas into material things." This conversion requires an understanding not simply of the material conditions Delville wishes to elucidate but also the ways in which political shifts play out on an intimate human scale, and vice versa. Throughout Third Body, Delville's lush, fervent prose poems masterfully articulate his philosophical concerns, while demonstrating a profound pleasure in using this literary form to express them. He is our interpreter, our navigator, our scribe across the terrain he sets out, and we need him here to guide us. We need literature like Delville's to help us make sense of human events because, on its own, "The eye doesn't see beyond sky."

To order:
Individuals: Order directly from Small Press Distribution,
1-800-869-7553; or

Bookstores: Order through Small Press Distribution.

two novellas
by Ronald Alexander

Hollyridge Press
$19.95 paper
156 pages
ISBN 10: 0-9843100-0-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-9843100-0-5
To order:

"Alexander writes with brilliant clarity."
-Ian Randall Wilson, author of Great Things Are Coming

In Romance / Romanze, unexpected unions and reunions provide the starting points for two novellas from Ronald Alexander, works of aching and poignant beauty that touch the heart as much as they delight and tease the brain. In "Tilden and Dewey: A Corporate Romance" two formers lovers meet and realize what might have been. In "A Romanze for Martha" a woman whom love has past by is drawn into a bizarre triangle with a wealthy gay man and his assistant. The characters in these works are mirror-images to all who know the struggle to commit to love and passion in an age of increasing remoteness and alienation. Both "Tilden and Dewey: A Corporate Romance" and "A Romanze for Martha" remain in the reader's mind long after as a collective haunting reminder of the price we pay for love, and even more, the consequences of its denial in our lives.


Voice Of The City Ensemble

F. Murray Abraham performs
by Eric Shimelonis After Poems by Ilene Starger

January 15th, 2010 at 8:00pm
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC

Tickets range from $35 to $55 and are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, from
CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or at



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