Gloria Mindock is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press and one of the USA editors for Levure Litteraire (France). She is the author of "Whiteness of Bone" (Glass Lyre Press, 2016), "La Portile Raiului" (Ars Longa Press, 2010, Romania) translated into the Romanian by Flavia Cosma, "Nothing Divine Here" (U Soku Stampa, 2010, Montenegro), and "Blood Soaked Dresses" (Ibbetson, 2007). Widely published in the USA and abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into the Romanian, Serbian, Spanish, Estonian, and French. In 2014, Gloria was awarded the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award and in May, 2016, Gloria was the recipient of the Allen Ginsberg Award for community service by the Newton Writing and Publishing Center. Gloria recently was published in Akadeemia (Estonia), Poetry.com, Gargoyle and her work is forthcoming in the We are You Project Anthology.

Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals including: Murmur of Voices, Vatra Veche, UNU: Revista de Cultura, and Citadela in Romania, Arabesques in Algeria, Poesia, Phoebe, Poet Lore, Blackbox, River Styx, Bogg, Ibbetson St., WHLR, Web Del Sol, Lost in Thought, Bliss, Tell-Tale Inklings, and in the anthology Hildagards Daughters (Belgium). Her flash fiction has appeared in Thrice and Thunderclap.

Gloria has had nominations for several Pushcart Prizes, St. Butolph Award and was awarded a fellowship from the Somerville Arts Council. She was co-founder of Theatre S & S. Press, Inc. and was one of the founding editors of the Boston Literary Review/BLuR from 1984-1994. Theatre S. received grants from the Polaroid Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Globe Foundation, NEFA, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Somerville Arts Council.

Gloria works as a social worker and freelances teaching workshops. She facilitates events in her Cervená Barva Press studio, located in the Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA.

In October, 2015, she founded Read America Read, which leaves free books each month throughout the country to get America reading again. Many writers, small presses and the public take part and leave books on park benches, train stations, cafes etc... for anyone to take.

Gloria founded the bookstore, The Lost Bookshelf in 2005, which is an online bookstore but now has a physical location at Arts for the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA. The store sells new and used books.

Gloria is the author of three chapbooks, “Pleasure Trout” (Muddy River Books, Newton, MA), "Oh Angel" (U Soku Stampa, Montenegro), and "Doppelganger" (S. Press, Somerville, MA).

Contact Me

Gloria Mindock: editor@cervenabarvapress.com