Reviewed on the following sites

World Literature Today, Nota Benes, January 2018.

Poetry International on November 25, 2017.

Jim Bennett’s blog on October 28, 2017.

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, Issue 29, September 2017.

Basso Profundo on August 11, 2017.


Reviews on Amazon

on September 23, 2017
Format: Paperback
“I was pleasantly surprised by the raw beauty of this selection of poems by the acclaimed poet Shirani Rajapakse.
This collection adds to her growing reputation.
Through her poems the lonely, the downtrodden and the abused have found a voice, and a champion.
Read it. Be moved by it.”
on September 16, 2017
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
“Truly the voice of millions of women can be heard throughout these pages. It belongs in every school library and the title poem, Chant of a Million Women, should be memorized by every girl (and boy) in every country, its theme, “my body is a temple” chiseled in every heart and holy place across the Earth.”
on August 30, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
“I received a free copy of ‘Chant of a Million Women’ for an honest review.  I enjoyed all the poems in the book, the author of which is obviously a champion of women’s issues.  The poems focus on many problems which affect women worldwide, for example rape, male dominance, the ‘glass ceiling’ which women have difficulty breaking through, and physical and sexual abuse.  My three favourite poems were The ‘Major Minority’, ‘The Closet Rapist’, and ‘Chant of a Million Women’.  Women make up half the world’s population, and Shirani Rajapakse speaks for them all.”
on August 29, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
“Beautiful and moving poetry.”