- Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost - 20090329 - Belinda Subraman

Belinda SubramanWhile living in Germany in the 1980s Belinda began Gypsy Literary Magazine and Sanctuary Tape Series where she published writings and vocal performances of poets from many countries. Sanctuary ran about 6 years and Gypsy for 10 years before its resurrection in 2004. She also published many books under the VERGIN PRESS imprint including VOCES FRONTERIZAS, writings based on life on the U.S./Mexican border sponsored by the El Paso Public Library as well as THE GULF WAR: MANY PERSPECTIVES, EARTH TONES, IMAGES OF JIM MORRISON and HENRY MILLER AND MY BIG SUR DAYS.

Belinda’s own writing has grown to span a vast array of subjects, styles and publications. She has traveled in over 20 countries, lived in Europe for 6 years and was part of an East Indian family for 22 years. These cross-cultural experiences often inform her work as well as her experiences as a Registered Nurse. These days her poetry, stories, and art can be found in hundreds of journals, reviews, anthologies, books and chapbooks. Since 1994 her archives are housed at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in the Center for Southwest Research.

Belinda balances her life as a writer and RN by painting, sculpting and political activism. She was a Texas delegate to the First National Green Party Convention in 2000, on the Texas Green Party State Executive Committee from 2001-2003 and the El Paso County Green Party Co-chair from 2000-2004. Currently she is politically independent and only works with peace groups. In short, she loves to create with her hands and her mind.

Her most recent ventures are on the internet beginning with this web site. Also she has edited and published a multil-media literary and indie music ezine called Gypsy Mag.com. Since 2005 she is the host of The Gypsy Art Show which features interviews with poets, authors, musicians and activists. Her shows can be found at Belinda Subraman Presents, through subscription at itunes and other digital directories, as well as internet radio stations.