In praise of Rachael Ikins’ Historias:
The poems in this new collection by Rachael Ikins, a few in Spanish, most in English, sing out of survival and perseverance. From A Fairytale to Historia to Survivor, and more, the poems are vivid and true with “la profundidad de una nube.” Her voice will stay with you, like a “mermaid’s song” with the call to “vivir: sentir y palpitar” life to the fullest.
–Treanor Baring, Poetry Editor, National League of American Pen Women, http://www.nlapw.org & The Pen Woman Magazine.
Rachael Ikins’ poems are about the small and the large moments in our lives, the nuance, the crises and the sorrows. Her voice is a deluge of playfulness, naughtiness, heartbreak, and triumph. Ikins unravels her most private thoughts and reveals the wide physical and emotional geography the poet has traversed
—Dorothy Alexander, poet, storyteller and country lawyer. She and her wife, Devey…
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