Sunday, October 23, 2011


Lalita Noronha Wins the ArLiJo Poetry Award

(Arlington, VA) October 23, 2011—Gival Press is pleased to announce that Ms. Lalita Noronha of Baltimore, Maryland has won the ArLiJo Award for her poem titled Bar Talk.

Lalita Noronha received a cash prize of $100.00, a certificate, and her poem will be posted on and the Gival Press website ( The ArLiJo Poetry Award was made possible by the collaboration between Gival Press and Arlington Arts Center.

Winner of the 2011 ArLiJo Poetry Award
Bar Talk
by Lalita Noronha of Baltimore, Maryland.

Biography:Lalita Noronha, born in India, is a scientist, writer, poet, and fiction editor for The Baltimore Review. She has been published in over seventy journals and anthologies, and she has won The Maryland Literary Arts Award twice and the National League of American Pen Women awards among others. She has been featured on WYPR, The Signal. The short story collection titled Where Monsoons Cry is her latest publication.

Killer by Nature
by Patricia Garfinkel of Arlington, Virginia.

My One-Tree Cherry Orchard
by Elisavietta Ritchie of Washington, DC.

Travels with Roger’s Ashes
by Bonnie J. Morris of Washington, DC.

The End and the Beginning
by Joseph Baldi Acosta of Rockville, Maryland.

Clifford Bernier and John Gosslee who read the entries anonymously, served as the final judges.


Sunday, October 09, 2011


John Taylor's Translations of Veroniki Dalakoura's Poetry Featured on ArLiJo

Three poems translated into English from the Greek by John Taylor are featured on ArLiJo.

The poems are from the manuscript Wild Seraphic Fire by Veroniki Dalakoura.

Click on the link below to read the poems:
John Taylor featured on ArLiJo


John Taylor
Taylor is the author of the three-volume Paths to Contemporary French Literature and Into the Heart of European Poetry. He has also written five books of stories, short prose, and poetry, the latest of which is The Apocalypse Tapestries. A new collection of short prose, If Night Is Falling, will appear in 2012. He has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to translate Georges Perros's Papiers collés, and from the Sonia Raiziss Charitable Foundation to translate Louis Calaferte's Le sang violet de l'améthyste. He has also translated books by Pierre-Albert Jourdan, Philippe Jaccottet, Laurence Werner David, Jacques Dupin, and several modern Greek writers. He writes the "Poetry Today" column in the Antioch Review and has long been a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in France.

Veroniki Dalakoura

Dalakoura is a Greek poet whose work shows the influence of surrealism. She published her first book, Poiisi ’67-’72 ("Poetry 1967-1972"), a second volume, I parakmi tou erota ("The Decline of Eros"). Her books often combine poems, prose poems, and longer narratives in provocative ways. These volumes include O hypnos ("Sleep, 1982"), To paihnidi tou telous ("The Game of the End, 1988"), Meres idonis ("Days of Lust, 1990"), Agria angeliki photia ("Wild Seraphic Fire, 1997"), and O pinakas tou Hodler ("Hodler’s Painting, 2001"). Her most recent collection of verse is 26 Poiimata ("26 Poems, 2004"). Dalakoura’s work often develops themes related to eroticism and spirituality. She is also a noted translator of French literature. John Taylor’s essay about Dalakoura, “Eros and Other Spiritual Adventures,” is comprised in his book Into the Heart of European Poetry. John Taylor’s translations of her poems have appeared in several magazines and anthologies.

Sunday, October 02, 2011


Riverton Noir by Perry Glasser Wins the 2011 Gival Press Novel Award

Perry Glasser wins the 7th Annual Gival Press Novel Award-2011

Gival Press is pleased to announce that Perry Glasser of Haverhill, Massachussetts has won the 7th Annual Gival Press Novel Award for his novel Riverton Noir . Glasser will receive $3,000.00 and his novel will be published in 2012.

Perry Glasser is a memoirist, short story writer and novelist. He is the author of three prize-winning collections of short fiction: Dangerous Places received the 2008 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize from BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City; Singing on the Titanic (Urbana and Chicago: The University of Illinois Press, 1987) which was recorded by the Library of Congress for the blind; Suspicious Origins (St. Paul: New Rivers Press, 1985), which was the Winner of the Minnesota Voice Competition.

A three time winner of P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Awards, his work has twice been read on National Public Radio's “The Sound of Writing.” He has been named at fellow at The Norman Mailer House, Ucross, Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, was a scholar at Bread Loaf, and in consecutive years was named a winner of the annual Boston Fiction Festival. His memoir about his having been a single parent, “Iowa Black Dirt,” won First Prize from The Good Men Foundation; his story, “I-95, Southbound” received the Gival Press Short Story Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize His memoir, “Excelsior” won an award from Memoir (and). He has been a Contributing Editor of North American Review since 1994

Perry lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts and can often be found bicycling the back roads of the Merrimack River Valley. He coordinates the Professional Writing program at Salem State University.

His manuscript was read anonymously and chosen by the final judge John Domini, author of A Tomb on the Periphery among many other publications.


The Ruins
by David Hicks of Boulder, Colorado.

No River to Cross
by Michael McGuire of Jalisco, Mexico.

The Missing of Juniper Falls
by Patrick Hicks of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Look Thief
by Elizabeth Harris of Austin, Texas.

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