Beyond the Scent of Sorrow delves into the challenges faced by women on a global level. The eucalyptus trees in southwest Portugal are used as an archetype to symbolically elicit the difficulties women face in today’s world. The poems, which are lyrical, literal, short, and succinct, boldly profess the unkind capabilities of mankind.

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“Beyond the Scent of Sorrow portends a rebirth of earth; a renewal of not only foliage, but hopefully, of humanity too, for even within the emotional tangle of endangered trees and wounded women, the poet speaks from a position of towering strength.” – Cindy Hochman, Pirene’s Fountain – A journal of poetry.    To read the full review, click here

“Overall an outstanding collection suitable for all those who love poetry and the magic of this collection won’t leave even the poetry virgin reader untouched.” – Smita Singh, VAANI, UK.    To read the full review, click here

“Sweta Srivastava Vikram’s bold and vivacious style captured me as quickly and as completely as it has on previous occasions.” – Susan Ortlieb, Suko’s Notebook.    To read the full review, click here

“Vikram’s verse is sparse and powerful, evoking reflection and a grander examination of the world around us. Beyond the Scent of Sorrow calls attention to the depravity of human action, but also to the hope that things can be changed if we have the will to change it. Do not be fooled by the comparisons here in to thinking that men are the enemy because they are not; the collection is more about the decisions we make as humans and the consequences those decisions have on our world and ourselves.” – Serena, Savvy Verse and Wit.    To read the full review, click here