Thank you, NewPages and Theresé Samson Wenham for posting a review of The Palace of Contemplating Departure. "In her debut collection, Brynn Saito carries uncertainties and measures them out against the known and the unknown. Saito finds an enthralling voice for complex emotions about race, war, identity, scars, ghosts, family, and suffering." Read on at NewPages.
Thank you, Tyler Mills and The Collagist, for a new review of The Palace of Contemplating Departure. "The voices in this collection will stay in your head; they are voices that refuse what is easy for what is real, and they create beauty out of illusion—as devastating, and necessary, as that illusion is." Read the full review here.
Garrett Bryant reviews The Palace of Contemplating Departure in HINGED. "Ultimately Saito leaves the reader with the tools to overcome the hardships of love and loss. Her tenacious voice and emotionally charged words give the reader grounding for our own troubles. She teaches the reader to have the courage and strength to move on." Read on.
"At times transparent and vulnerable, at others, sinuous with history and the breath of the supernatural, the heart of Brynn Saito’s first full-length collection beats dangerously, exhilaratingly, close to the surface." Continuing reading Iris Law's review of The Palace of Contemplating Departure, published today in TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics.