I’m delighted that A Crown of Violets has received not one but two Honorable Mentions from Elisa Rolle’s Rainbow Awards 2018–2019! One of the contest judges writes:
Beautiful explorations of the complexities of a full spectrum female love — joyful, tortured, expectant, unrequited. Brave and unabashed. Also, the translation sparkles, bringing the verse dancing to life on the page. Absolutely wonderful.
Another reviewer says:
I loved the fact that this book gave both the French and then the English translation for each poem—I found it very interesting. I liked the poems as well.