Chatoyant publisher, writer Suki Wessling, has written the following reviews of books by other presses.
- Pleasure by Gary Young (Heyday Books, 2006)
[Published in caesura, fall 2006] [Order from Heyday Books]
- Funny by Jennifer Michael Hecht (The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005)
[Not yet published]
- Rhapsody in Plain Yellow by Marilyn Chin (W.W.Norton & Company, New York, 2002)
[Published in caesura.]
- Life Stories: Two books by Maude Meehan - Washing the Stones and As If The World Made Sense (Papier Mache Press, 1996 and Many Names Press, 2003)
[Published in caesura.] [Order Washing the Stones online from Bookshop Santa Cruz. Order As If The World Made Sense online from Bookshop Santa Cruz or Many Names Press.]
- Rosicrucian in the Basement by Robert Sward (Black Moss Press, 2001)
[Published on The Constant Reader] [Order online from Bookshop Santa Cruz or Amazon.com]
- Mules of Love by Ellen Bass (BOA Editions, 2002)
[Published on The Drunken Boat] [Order online from Bookshop Santa Cruz or Amazon.com]
- The Bandsaw Riots by Arlitia Jones (Bear Star Press, 2001)
[Published on Rattle.com.] [Order online from Bear Star Press or Amazon.com]
Some reviews of Chatoyant's books:
- Comstock Review did a lovely review of Virginia Chase Sutton's Embellishments.
- The Santa Cruz GoodTimes loves the Anthology of Monterey Bay Poets!
- Be nice to your students --- they might write about you! A review of Some Grand Dust by Dan Miller of the Pacific Grove Press.
- Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts has written an in-depth review of Some Grand Dust for caesura, The Journal of
Poetry Center San José.
- Midwest Book Review writes of Some Grand Dust: "These are superbly crafted verses of
life, longing, loving, family, and neighbors --- both real and imagined."
- A lovely review by The Constant Reader of Some Grand Dust. Be sure to scroll down past my review of Rosicrucian (see above).
- Not quite a review, but please read the lovely introduction Al Young wrote for William Minor's Some Grand Dust.
- The Constant Reader loved both of Penny Cagan's books: http://www.constantreader.org/v2/books39.html
- Literal Latte not only loved Penny Cagan's poetry, but also Rick Chapman's wonderful cover photo (view): http://www.literal-latte.com/jmb6-5.html
- The Comstock Review's website has a short review of And Today I Am Happy as well: http://www.comstockreview.org/group/reviews.html
- One of our local weeklies gave some space not only to Joseph McNeilly's poetry but his life as well: http://www.metroactive.com/papers/cruz/10.04.00/mcneilly-0040.html
- Of McNeilly's "Out Here," The Midwest Book Review wrote: Joseph Keller McNeilly's Out Here showcases this remarkable poet's best work over the past decade. Many of these poems reflect back to his first thirty years as a farm worker and an outsider within Northern Indiana's Amish community. McNeilly's verse speaks directly, honestly, and memorably to the reader's heart, soul and imagination.