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The following are a series of book reviews of "Hum of Bees", posted here on behalf of Esther Kamkar by her conscientious, hard-working webmaster...
"In 'the blue door of a poem', Esther Kamkar opens us to journeys close to home and wandering in the great expanse of the world. Kamkar's poems are threads that weave together a complex story of many cultures and perspectives; each poem has a simple elegance sweetened with the honey of sincerity. Hum of Bees will take you places and will linger with you a long while." — Persis M. Karim, poet and editor: "Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora"
"With sensuality of image and ferocity of vision, Esther Kamkar reminds a reader to look and to think".— Lisa Allen Ortiz, poet, "Turns Out"
"Esther Kamkar's poems are beautifully crafted arrows headed straight from her heart to yours — sometimes whispering a word-song only you can hear, sometimes crackling with energy, sometimes wrapped in deep, deep silence that can take your breath away".— John Sweden, poet and artist, Auckland, New Zealand
"Esther Kamkar's poetry is like no other — exploring the experience of exile and discovery, longing and memory, and the healing that comes from the body's own songs. This volume is as enchanting as an angel's whispers and wise as a tree with deep roots." — Peter Neil Carroll, poet: "Riverborne: A Mississippi Requiem"
"Esther Kamkar's voice reflects the sensuous depths of human experience. Kamkar's writing is rich in the texture of senses, the I and thou often blurred; she opens the way for us to keenly experience life in the here and now."— Gretchen Leland, poet