Belinda Subraman is a hospice nurse living in El Paso, Texas. She has an extensive background in writing and publishing.
While 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 has been writing and publishing for about 30 years. Her 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.
Belinda edits and publishes a multil-media literary and indie music ezine called Gypsy located at http://gypsymag.com. She is also a talk show host and music show host. Her shows can be found at Belinda Subraman Presents located at http://belinda_subraman.podomatic.com available through free subscription at iTunes and other digital directories, as well as BZoo Home Grown Radio located at www.bzoo.org . Her performance MP3s can be heard on podcasts around the world. A new CD called INDIA is available through http://artvilla.com and through iTunes. Much more info about Belinda, her projects and helpful links are available at http://belindasubraman.com
Belinda says she’s the happiest she’s ever been. She likes to say that the richness and depth we grow into is a great compensation for growing older.