Pirate Rain takes Jennifer Maiden’s concern with political power and personal accountability into new territory, as Clare Collins and George Jeffreys wake to nightmare scenarios in New Orleans, Rio,Beirut, Paris or Somalia, and Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton talk intimately in hotel rooms on the campaign trail leading to the Obama presidency.
These sequences are accompanied by lyrics which open the poet’s private world to scrutiny, probing the boundary
between the autobiographical and the public persona.
This is Maiden in top form, operating openly in areas where few poets are willing to engage.
Maiden’s art is intelligent, controlled, questing, content with no comfortable place in the world of literary opinion; she is bent on making her own forceful way. – Peter Pierce
Pirate Rain is available from Quemar Press.