Mariah Voutilainen reviews SMITTEN, edited by Candice Louisa Daquin

Indie Blu(e)’s Smitten should be your newest gift of poetry By Mariah Voutilainen Before I begin to review Smitten, a book that lays bare and re-frames (in a very personal manner) the love that women have for women, I must be equally open.  As I formed my thoughts, I realized that I was (and am) extremely nervous about how to respond … Continue reading Mariah Voutilainen reviews SMITTEN, edited by Candice Louisa Daquin

BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

Kindra Austin’s Twelve continues where Constant Muses left off, rich and intense. By Mariah Voutilainen After having read Constant Muses, I eagerly awaited the release of Kindra Austin’s Twelve.  I expected more of the imagery of Muses, with its cigarette smoke and endless cocktails.  While those common threads are there, Twelve favors the much more potent darkness of decay and memento mori.  In Twelve, Austin further exposes the connection between … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

Mariah Voutilainen reviews Christine Ray’s Composition of a Woman

Christine E. Ray’s Composition of a Woman invites readers to see what a woman is truly made of By: Mariah Voutilainen “Betrayal is an inside job” writes poet Christine E. Ray in her debut Composition of a Woman, which will be released July 31st by Sudden Denouement Press.   Ray, who unabashedly displays her “inner badass” … Continue reading Mariah Voutilainen reviews Christine Ray’s Composition of a Woman

Mariah Voutilainen Reviews Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

SUDDEN DENOUEMENT’S ANTHOLOGY VOLUME I: WRITINGS FROM THE SUDDEN DENOUEMENT LITERARY COLLECTIVE DEMONSTRATES DIVERGENCE IN A MULTITUDE OF WAYS In late 2017, not long after I had started my own poetry blog on Word Press, I came across an intriguing site.  Its black and white vintage photos and classic layout invited me in.  The poems … Continue reading Mariah Voutilainen Reviews Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

Book Review: Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, by Mariah Voutilainen

Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses is a eulogy, a message of comfort and a warrior cry By:  Mariah Voutilainen Upon opening Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, I was immediately taken with the  noir-y feel of her poetry.  As Austin’s opening piece suggests, it is “eternally October” in the world that she paints with her rich verse.  Skies are … Continue reading Book Review: Kindra M. Austin’s Constant Muses, by Mariah Voutilainen

Book Review: Nicholas Gagnier’s Free Verse Revolution: The Collection (2010-2017) by Mariah Voutilainen

Indie Blu(e)’s Mariah Voutilainen recently reviewed Nicholas Gagnier’s Free Verse Revolution: The Collection (2010-2017) Nicholas Gagnier’s Free Verse Revolution: The Collection (2010-2017) is a farewell describing a difficult but fruitful journey By Mariah Voutilainen If this is your first introduction to Nicholas Gagnier’s work, as it was mine, you will find within the pages of Free Verse Revolution:  The … Continue reading Book Review: Nicholas Gagnier’s Free Verse Revolution: The Collection (2010-2017) by Mariah Voutilainen