What I love most about Mari's L'Esperance's work is not simply that it is lyrical, with stunning imagery, but that she has found a way to write into silence. Her poetry is both honest, relevant, and deeply spiritual; meaning she somehow writes poems that are both relevant as well as timeless.
Mari is the author of The Darkened Temple, which won the 2007 Prairie Schooner Book Award. Mari also has co-edited a volume of essays on Philip Levine (Coming Close) with Tomas Morin which was published in 2013 by Prairie Lights Books.
-- Julia Levine, Poet of the Week