Reviews of Books
By Rachel Dacus
Femme au chapeau
"This is a book to relish for such insights, by a poet clearly up for the ride, and not afraid of the risks." -- Rhina Espaillat
"Rachel Dacus ravels and unravels the rich uncertainties of life. Her poems, strange, but startlingly familiar, seize and hold the reader. -- Ruth Daigon
Read more at David Robert Books.
"One of the most full-breathed, transfiguring books I have partaken of for a long time." -- Naomi Shihab Nye
"Rachel Dacus' main concern in these poems comprises the relationship between woman and nature, addressing finally the nature of spirituality. Her writings are sensitive; her skill of the highest order." -- Jane Morris, Editor, Primeval Press
A God You Can Dance (CD)
"Carefully-crafted meditations framed by well-chosen music and sound-effects to create a constantly changing aural landscape." Click on the title to hear sample tracks.
Singing in the Pandaleshwar Caves - CD
Released by Alsop Review Press in 2004 (currently unavailable).
Italy, A Love Story; Women Write About the Italian Experience
"In this thrilling and layered new collection, women from Barbara Grizzuti Harrison to the neo-Tuscan Frances Mayes to Mary Simetti Taylor explore and describe in loving prose individual infatuations with a land that is both complicated by and adored for a rich tradition." - Amazon
My essay in this anthology from Seal Press is "Venice and the Passion for Nurture."