‘The poetry of Fermata, like the pause or hold in music which the word signifies, conjures the audible spaces between notes and the suspended moment. As the author puts it, this is “terse but lateral but lyrical writing.” Her words “are always on the threshold of becoming solid entities. In Fermata, the pitched sound, held indefinitely or paused indefinitely, is the mind feeling the restless body, the migrations of geese or memory.”’

Published by Quattro Press, Toronto, Canada, 2012.  Cover art by Paris-based artist, Alexandra Roussopoulos. Copies available through Amazon Canada, Quattro Press and at Q Space on College Street, Toronto. (Buying direct helps to support small presses.)

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‘a lyrical text of Zen-like suspension . . . resonate(s) with silences, shift(s) between suffering, love, and desire, and combine and reclaim(s) traditional materials with the alchemical power of the fearless poetess.’

– (Canadian Literature A Quarterly of Criticism and Review) Click for full review.