"in poems that sometimes read like journal entries and at other times achieve the intensity of anguished psalms, Ms. Lesser chronicles her young adulthood, years plagued by psychotic episodes, self-hatred, suicide attempts, the incompetence of psychiatrists, the deaths of friends, the vicissitudes of medical intervention and the fear of returning mental illness....Do these poems suffer, as Ms. Lesser fears, from 'a loathsome spilling of guts'? Some readers will find that an apt description. Yet for others, this painful, brave odyssey, 'gluing mind and soul/together,' will stand as a powerful, poised testimony that 'the worst does pass and can be survived.'"Lesser, Rika is the author of 'All We Need of Hell Poems' with ISBN 9780929398921 and ISBN 0929398920.