Helen Mitsios is an extraordinary poet, who makes language dance and equally important-says something, which invariably takes our breath way. She’s an impressionist with words, and a glorious and powerful storyteller. I don’t think there’s a better poet in the world.
-Bob Guccione, Jr.
The Grand Tour is like an illuminated manuscript--poems fill the page with magnificence and wonder. Helen Mitsios journeys from classical legends of yore all the way to the modern day and into the arms of a lover. We travel through cities as well as minds, transcending the limitations of our transitory existence in poems both ethereal
and grounded. Mitsios is one of the most original poetic voices
to emerge in our modern time.
-Rúnar Helgi Vignisson
The Grand Tour by Helen Mitsios, is indeed a grand tour of legendary lovers, classical mythology, and philosophical meditations. Mitsios bridges the interstice of permanence and impermanence in this collection of lyrical and historical poems, delivered with wit and grace such as portraits of famous pairs from Orpheus and Eurydice to Serge and Jane. The Grand Tour is a collection of high art by one of the
finest lyric poets writing today.
By Robin Bates
I have fallen in love with the poetry of Helen Mitsios, which I discovered after learning that she will be journeying to Sewanee next week to conduct a workshop and give a reading...
I’ve known Helen for [scrambled… static…] years and always admired her lucid mind and brilliant facility with words. And I was so delighted when she started writing for WONDERLUST and even more so when...