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/

Published by: Patricia Carragon

Patricia Carragon’s recent publications include A Gathering of the Tribes, Bear Creek Haiku, The Café Review, First Literary Review-East, Krytyka Literacka, Jerry Jazz Musician, Live Mag!, Muddy River Poetry Review, Nixes Mate Review, Panoplyzine, Poetrybay, and Sensitive Skin. Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles, and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. Her first novel, Angel Fire is forthcoming in 2020 from Alien Buddha Press and her second novel, What Hasn’t Happened Yet was recently completed. She is working on a music-based poetry collection, Stranger on the Shore. Patricia lives in Brooklyn. 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/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEOWKU is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Poets Wear Prada! Purchase Links: https://amzn.to/2MTklrO https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/meowku-patricia-carragon/1133369686?ean=9781946116215 poetswearprada.com #Amazon #newbooks 🐱🐱🐱 #books #poetry #haiku #cats ----THE BROWNSTONE POETS READING SERIES:---- Change of schedule for Brownstone Poets in 2020: as of January 2020, the reading series will be held on the last Saturday of the month unless it conflicts with a holiday. Hence, whenever there is a holiday conflict, the reading will be held on the third Saturday instead. Due to back-to-back religious holidays in September 2020, there will be no regular reading that month. Since there will be no regular September reading, we will have one on July 18 (not to conflict with the NY Poetry Festival). We will continue not to have a regular reading in December. We will keep you posted on the anthology readings for 2020. Last Saturday Readings (3rd Saturday when there is a holiday conflict, etc.) --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---

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