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Červená Barva Press Staff


Gloria Mindock  |   Flavia Cosma  |   Tim Suermondt  |   Pui Ying Wong


Founding Editor & Publisher: Gloria Mindock

Gloria Mindock, Editor

Gloria Mindock is the founding editor of Cervena Barva Press, and one of the USA editors for Levure Littéraire (France). She is the author of La Porţile 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. Her fourth chapbook, "Pleasure Trout" was published by Muddy River Books in 2013. In December 2014, Gloria was awarded the Ibbetson Street Press Lifetime Achievement Award. Gloria has work forthcoming in Gargoyle and Akadeemia (Estonia, Translated into the Estonian by Jüri Talvet).



International Editor: Flavia Cosma

Flavia Cosma

Flavia Cosma is an award winning Romanian-born Canadian poet, author and translator. She has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest. Later she studied Drama at the Community School of Arts-Bucharest, Romania. She is also an award winning independent television documentary producer, director, and writer, and has published twenty-seven books of poetry, a novel, a travel memoir and five books for children. Her work has been represented in numerous anthologies in various countries and languages, and her book, 47 Poems, (Texas Tech University Press) received the ALTA Richard Wilbur Poetry in Translation Prize. Cosma was nominated three times for The Pushcart Prize with poems from Leaves of a Diary (2006), The Season of Love (2008) and Thus Spoke the Sea (2008).

Flavia Cosma was awarded Third Prize in the John Dryden Translation Competition- 2007, for co-translating In The Arms of The Father, poems by Flavia Cosma, (British Comparative Literature Association & British Literary Translation Centre) Cosma's Songs at the Aegean Sea made the Short List in the Canadian Aid Literary Awards Contest, Dec. 2007. Her translation into Romanian of Burning Poems by George Elliott Clarke was published in Romania in 2006. Her translation from Spanish into Romanian of work by the Argentinean poet Luis Raul Calvo was published in 2009 under the title Nimic Pentru Aici, Nimic Pentru Dincolo. Her translation into Romanian of work by the USA poet Gloria Mindock was published in 2010 under the title La Portile Raiului. Her translation into English of Profane Uncertainties by the Argentinean poet Luis Raul Calvo was published by Červená Barva Press in 2010. Her translation into Romanian of Lettres à Saïda by the French poet Denis Emorine was published in Romania under the title Scrisori pentru Saïda in 2012. Her translation into Romanian of work by the Peruvian poet Jose Guillermo Vargas was published in 2012 under the title Oboseala centaurului/El cansacio del centauro. Flavia translated Manhattan Song-cinci poeme occidentale (Ars Longa, 2013), by Luis Benitez, Buenos Aires, Argentina and Sans nom/Fara nume (Ars Longa, 2013), by Patricia Tenorio, Recife, Brasil.

Cosma's poetry book Leaves of a Diary was studied at the University of Toronto E. J. Pratt Canadian Literature during the school year 2007-2008. Her poetry book, Thus Spoke the Sea, was taught during the Spring, 2014 semester by professor Alan Britt at Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Flavia Cosma received the Title of Excellence for outstanding contribution in the promotion and enrichment of the Romanian culture within the European region and throughout the world, awarded by The International Festival "Lucian Blaga", XXIX edition, Sebes-Alba, Romania, 2009 Flavia was decorated with the Golden Medal and was appointed Honorary Member by the Casa del Poeta Peruano, Lima, Peru, 2010, for her poetry and her work as an international cultural promoter. Flavia Cosma is the Director of the International Writers' and Artists' Residence at Val-David, Quebec, Canada www.flaviacosma.com/Val_David.html, and the Director of the Biannual International Festivals at Val-David. Flavia is the International Editor at Červená Barva Press, Somerville, MA, USA

Flavia Cosma: http://www.flaviacosma.com Email: flaviacosma9@gmail.com


Book Reviewers:

Tim Suermondt | Pui Ying Wong

Tim Suermondt:

Tim Suermondt is the author of two full-length collections: TRYING TO HELP THE ELEPHANT MAN DANCE (The Backwaters Press, 2007 ) and JUST BEAUTIFUL from New York Quarterly Books, 2010. He has published poems in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Blackbird, Able Muse, Prairie Schooner, PANK, Bellevue Literary Review, Stand Magazine (U.K.), and has poems forthcoming in december magazine, Plume Poetry Journal, North Dakota Quarterly and Ploughshares. After many years in Queens and Brooklyn, he has moved to Cambridge with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.


Pui Ying Wong:

Pui Ying Wong was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of a full length book of poetry Yellow Plum Season (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), two chapbooks: Mementos (Finishing Line Press, 2007), Sonnet for a New Country (Pudding House Press, 2008) and her poems have appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong), Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Crannog (Ireland), Gargoyle, Prairie Schooner, Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, The Southampton Review, and Valparaiso Poetry Review among others. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Web and she was a finalist for the 2011 Sundress Best of the Net editions. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt.



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