Author Archives: Louise Berliner

About Louise Berliner

Louise Berliner graduated from the Novel Incubator class in 2016. Her first book, written in part thanks to an NEH Youthgrant, was Texas Guinan, Queen of the Night Clubs, a biography of a New York night club hostess from the Roaring 20s famous for saying, "Hello, Suckers!" Her poems, articles and short fiction have appeared in VQR, The Mom Egg, Porter Gulch Review, Ibbetson Review, Sacred Fire magazine, and several plein air chapbook collections. When not writing she can be found weaving sculptural baskets or wandering in her garden.

What are you reading?

Several months ago, one of my mother’s childhood friends died.  Margie was a librarian, teacher, writer, activist.  Although we hadn’t connected in many years, she remained a vivid part of my memory of childhood, very much the color Red.  At…

Thinning Peaches and Prose

This morning as I was avoiding my desk, I felt compelled to tend to my garden.  Watering, well that was necessary, and then inspecting and kvelling over all my beautiful plants.  The first Siberian irises were unfurling, and my one…

Paying Attention: Darkness into Light

On this past Solstice eve, instead of celebrating by the fire with friends, I went to Lahey hospital for a last minute MRI, to rule out something an ultrasound had picked up.  The details of that true story don’t matter,…

Letting Go of Attachments

I am an expert at cleaning out my closet.  I have been pushed by circumstance to get rid of many of my possessions again and again.  But when it comes to my words—I’m not as talented. I have been thinking…