Review for Because All Is Not Lost



Please check out my review For Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s Because All Is Not Lost on Gently Read Literature for February:


Because All Is Not Lost: Verse On Grief, published by Modern History Press (2010), is one woman’s celebration of love for those she had lost, but whose influence continues to touch her life. Ms. Vikram’s twenty poems do not dwell under the mourning veil. They speak of never-ending life in memories, hope, and inspiration, even skeptics, like myself, can appreciate and respect. The deaths of Sweta’s paternal grandfather, Dada, and her mother’s elder sister, Mausi, have deeply influenced the author and her writing. She says, I feel my Dada and Mausi’s absence every single day… But these two losses have taught me that their time had come. And that life is about celebrating those alive.
Her prose piece, A note to the biggest thief in this world, resonates with me the most. It protests against loss. Its universality of words goes beyond loss through death. It can also relate to those who have suffered from any situation beyond their control, whether human or nature related. But the message here is the same – the transcendence of suffering through hope and Sweta does it eloquently throughout, and especially in her final paragraph: 
Read more at:


http://gentlyread.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/loss-will-become-insignificant-patricia-carragon-on-sweta-srivastava-vikrams-because-all-is-not-lost/

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Published by: Patricia Carragon

Brooklyn writer and poet Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, and haiku. Her publication credits include BigCityLit, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, The Mom Egg, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, and others. She is the author of "Journey to the Center of My Mind" (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and "Urban Haiku and More" (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her two books are forthcoming: "Cupcake Chronicles" from Poets Wear Prada and "Innocence" from Finishing Line Press. She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of Brevitas and Pen Women's Literary Workshop. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online. For more information, please check out her other website at: http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/----- ---Performances ---http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/performances.html--- ---Publications--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/publications-of-poems-prose-and-short.html ---Series Schedule--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/series-schedule_1.html ---Bookstore--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/bookstore.html ---Poetry Corner--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/patricias-poetry-corner.html ---Online Reviews of My Books--- http://brownstonepoets.blogspot.com/p/online-reviews-for-patricias-books.html ---Follow Me on Goodreads--- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5771562.Patricia_Carragon ---Check Out My Author Page on--- Amazon.Comhttp://amazon.com/author/patricia.carragon ---Become My Fan on ReverbNation--- https://www.reverbnation.com/brownstonepoets ---Like My Page on FaceBook--- https://www.facebook.com/Brownstone-Poets-143560915675230/timeline/ ----THE BROWNSTONE POETS READING SERIES:---- ---1st Saturday Readings unless another date is requested by the restaurant's owners--- --Park Plaza Restaurant --220 Cadman Plaza West near Clark St. & Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn, NY 11201-- - 718 – 596 – 5900--- 2:30PM--- ---$5 donation---food/drink - Open Mic--- Take the A or C to High Street, 2 or 3 to Clark Street, R to Court Street, Borough Hall--- http://www.parkplazarestaurant.com/contact.html

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