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Just to say, the best way to read this fine journal is in sequence. The poems are followed by art works, so that poem and art work comment upon each other in fascinating ways.
~ Susan de Sola
Any art from a marginalized group is first dismissed as necessarily trivial or lesser
because it doesn’t value the same ideals as the mainstream. It is only through
iteration and resilience that the markers used to keep us out become the elements
for which we are prized. That’s why a journal devoted to lesbian poetry and art is
vital: it rejects tokenism; it makes visible the common themes between otherwise
dissimilar writers and artists; and, most importantly, it shows the range and prowess
of those who would otherwise be limited to one feature of their work.
~ Eloise Stonborough
Mary Meriam’s Lavender Review publishes writing and art online by, about, and for
lesbians. What’s so exciting about Lav Review is that it posts work by established
artists alongside up-and-coming names that are fresh, innovative, and fascinating.
The journal is lovingly produced, centered around a new theme each issue (fairy
tales, night, epithalamion, etc.) and features audio recordings of many of the pieces.
~ Alyse Knorr
One doesn’t wish to appear facile in declaring great affection, doesn’t want to be
just another anything-to-see-my-name-in-a-comment-boxer, can’t abide the thought of
contributing to the dissolution of sincerity and honest affections hither and yon.
And yet. One does love. And (one realizes) it is Lavender Review one loves. One knows
that as one knows the warmth of sun in Spring. One knows that to love Lavender Review
is to love Mary Meriam. There it has been stated. One loves. There is more than one
beloved and the lover herself is beloved and thus it is with love and Lavender and Mary.
~ Sarah Sarai
I love Ms. Meriam and everything she does is covered in stars and kisses in my eyes.
So donate you selfish people so she can create beautiful magazines like Lavender Review
with all the gorgeous art and poetry she finds.
~ G.L. Morrison
I love the Lavender Review! One of a handful of truly world-class online literary journals.
The presentation (art) is marvelous, and the poetry is top-notch. And I am not only saying
that because they took my psychedelic Sapphics poem "Lorelei" for issue #2!
~ Rick Mullin