A paean to the many women who figured in the Resistance: their spirit, their courage, what they might have thought, considered, sacrificed, and accomplished, told in lyrical free verse that seems to impel the reader to share the lines with an audience, a single listener, or a classroom. Even though the author’s words populate each poem, I hear the voices of the women she channels and whom I, too, have met through their writings and the writings of others. Now I feel as if they are speaking to me.
Marcia W. Posner, Ph.D., of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, is the library and program director. An author and playwright herself, she loves reviewing for JBW and reading all the other reviews and articles in this marvelous periodical.