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August 27, 2021

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I am left speechless Maria, you and your writing are part of my life.

One of our treasures, whose touchstone is the Paterson in all of us, by whatever name or place we call it.

The saying is "out of the mouth of babes" comes poetic honesty and words that fill your mind with wonder. Maria is one of those "babes." Love you Maria; Evelyn

Ah, our beloved Maria! This recognition is more than deserved and somewhat tardy.

Can't wait to get this book in my hands and heart! Congratulations, Maria! Love, Rachel

This review captures the essence of the poems beautifully. When the Stars Were Still Visible is a wonderful book. The poems open the heart and touch readers on a deeply human level.

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