Because All Is Not Lost tries to state that there is always hope for anyone coping with grief. We have all lost a dear one at some point in our lives. Grief, depending on the relationship with the one deceased, affects us differently. But life is about celebrating those alive and not just mourning those who have moved on. Optimism and faith are the keys to overcoming the roadblocks life puts in our way.

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“Sometimes dark, however poignant in nature, “Because All is Not Lost” touches the heart and soul. Each piece offers inner reflection and gives the reader an opportunity to make peace with his or her own feelings. I admire Vikram’s ability to transform her inner thoughts into such moving works of word art.” – Irene Watson, Reader Views.    To read the full review, click here

“Because All Is Not Lost is a chapbook that will affect readers like no other poetry collection. Readers will be absorbed by the grief and the glimmers of light as the narrators deal with emptiness and blame.” – Serena M. Agusto-Cox, Savvy Verse & Wit.    To read the full review, click here

“A gripping story of grief and loss and journey to faith and hope will interest all lovers of poetry. Poetess Sweta’s poetry has the power to play with the fear residing inside of us and then leave us gaping with a hope, just like a roller coaster ride.” – Smita Singh, VAANI, UK.    To read the full review, click here

“The real joy of this collection is its potential to be read in a single sitting, multiple times, with each subsequent reading revealing new insights. For poetry virgins, this text demands no sophisticated knowledge of poetics and literary discourse. To put simply, it is an accessible piece of enjoyable writing, a concept with which a lot of poets seem to struggle.” – Orchid Tierney, Editor, Rem Magazine, New Zealand.    To read the full review, click here

“Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s slim volume of poetry speaks eloquently of grief. Pithy poems lament lost family members and troubled souls. The tone is bracing; the exhortation is to mourn and move on – each loss is an opportunity to learn.” – Vidya Pradhan, Editor, India Currents.

“I’m glad I found a new South Asian author, and will be following Vikram’s work closely in the future.” – Swapna Krishna.
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“Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s Because All Is Not Lost: Verse On Grief shares her personal loss and, in return, comforts the reader. Her beautifully crafted poems take the reader on a voyage that ‘has to be undertaken by each of us individually.’ ” – Patricia Carragon, Brownstone Poets.    To read the full review, click here

“This is a collection populated by a recognizable but richly diverse and dramatic cast of family characters.” – Mary-Jane Newton, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal.    To read the full review, click here