Reviews

review by Fred MuratoriMallika Voraby Pascale Petit

Mama Amazonica

…Ever since her debut collection, The Heart of a Deer, Petit has refracted her psychological pain through the prismatic lens of exotic natural imagery—particularly that of the Amazon region: its flora, fauna, and indigenous cultures—channeling her personal traumas into poems that simultaneously captivate and disturb…

review by Fred MuratoriMallika Voraby Pascale Petit
Mama Amazonica
review by David CookeMallika Voraby Neil Shepard

How it is, Selected Poems

…Its tight-lipped title would seem to imply a stoical acceptance of the ways of the world, something which is borne out by a closer scrutiny of the poems and has been reinforced perhaps by his familiarity with the farming community of Vermont…

review by David CookeMallika Voraby Neil Shepard
How it is, Selected Poems
review by Frank BeckMallika Voraby Penelope Shuttle

Will You Walk a Little Faster?

…Shuttle expresses a sense of alienation that seems to go beyond a mere “quarrel.” She describes a world in which we cannot be entirely sure that we have fully experienced or accurately remembered anything, except perhaps our hunger for meaning and communication…

review by Frank BeckMallika Voraby Penelope Shuttle
Will You Walk a Little Faster?
by Frank BeckMallika Voraessay on Alain-Fournier

A True Paradise

…Both Fournier’s fiction and his poems sprang from his desire, expressed in a letter to his parents a few months before his encounters with Yvonne de Quiévrecort, “to write books and books for you about everything one saw and felt in that little corner of the earth that was our whole world…”

by Frank BeckMallika Voraessay on Alain-Fournier
A True Paradise