"Pathways by Brenda M Asterino was a joy to read. Asterino articulates deep and burdensome issues that are often too much for individuals to bear, but she does it so eloquently that you can absorb and stay with those emotions, if only for a while, and maybe even think more deeply about it if not act on what her words evoke in you. My favorite poems were What Glory the Nature of Woman, A Plan, Darkness, Fear, Liberty, Wealth, and God-Shine. I found this poetry collection so astoundingly beautiful; it was almost incomprehensible that one person could be so talented beyond measure. Asterino wears her heart on her sleeve through this collection of poems and inspires others to do the same. Pathways is a meaningful, impassioned, and insightful poetry collection."