Hope and Substance
by Dianne Cikusa
Injecting subtle ironies and caustic comments on human attitudes and biases, the poet paints from a palette of virtues and vices, depicting consumerism and urban sprawl, self-imprisonment, ambivalence and emotional polarity. This book is at once figurative and literal. It is both the disguised and the unvarnished game of our human existence as well as a contemporary exploration of our global soul.