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Sweet on subversion: The latest praise for Pamela Mordecai’s SUBVERSIVE SONNETS

Subversive Sonnets (TSAR Publications 2012), the new collection by critically lauded poet Pamela Mordecai, continues to catch the attention of lovers of verse and prose alike. Reviewing Mordecai’s recent appearance at the Rowers Pub Reading Series, The Town Crier–the blog of The Puritan magazine–noted the “interplay between romance and cruelty, devotion and violence, is imaginative and bold.” This observation echoes that of World Literature Today, which named Subversive Sonnets one of its November/December 2013 “Nota Benes”:

Pamela Mordecai tells stories vibrating with life and traces the arc of human emotions from birth to death. A strong current of Caribbean family history combined with the rhythms and cadence of Jamaican creole underlie these thirty-two poems. While Mordecai’s gaze often falls on difficult and painful realities, she defiantly embraces the joy and musicality of language to define these realities.

Subversive Sonnets is available in bookstores and online, as well as directly from the publisher.

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