Deep gratitude to Ms. Mertz for her careful consideration of the work and to Tony Burnett, Editor, for choosing to publish the review! Read more of Ms. Mertz’s work here. Or get her book, Color and Line (Kelsay Books, 2021) here!
Here it is in part as Ms. Mertz published it on the book’s Amazon page:
This volume of The Ocotillo Review, in publication twice annually since 2018, promises “poetry, fiction, and truth” on the subjects of “love, lust, and longing.” It is a worthy read by a list of talented writers.
You want this! Go ahead. Get it. Read it. Pass it on. It’s literary love!