In this poetic journal, one can discern two exquisitely interlaced voices: the mythical and the mundane. They appear in ever-varying combinations, and the effect is that of the fugue: the repetition and multiplication of motifs leave one with the sense of unity and variety. Without being ostentatiously ornate, Sofianou-Mullen’s poems defy minimalism and, as Keats would put it, “surprise by a fine excess.”Lubomir TerzievFilitsa Sofianou-Mullen was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1962 and was raised in Kalamarià, Greece. She moved to Kent, Ohio in 1984 to attend Kent State University. She has been teaching writing and literature at the American University in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad) since 2004. She is a poet, essayist, translator. She writes in English and Greek.