I loved this review and wanted to share it.
“Anyone who has worked seriously with the Tarot comes to understand quite early on that the cards are starting points: as detailed and specific as the images may be, they are really signposts leading to where we need to go. Rachel Pollack understands that very well, as the poems in Fortune’s Lover demonstrate.
Call this collection a directed wander. It represents a vision that is, first and foremost, a unity, Eden and Manhattan, then and now, Fools and Magicians and Biblical scholars all part of the same continuum. The Fool becomes Pollack crossing 34th Street in Manhattan against traffic, rushing to grab a taxi to make her train, and somehow surviving, as Fools will. The Emperor sparks the beginnings of feminism in a disappointed daughter. Pi becomes a poem itself.”
To read the rest of Robert’s review, go to Robert’s blog, Sleeping Hedgehog.