"Love and death, passion and sex, the mysteries of the cosmos - Alexej Savreux explores all these ideas and more in The Ballad of Lady Vigilance, his towering new collection. Savreux's powerful imagery, masterful use of language, and staccato bursts of humor make him a poet without many peers. Go into this book blind and you'll come out a true believer."
-Michael Sanders, poetry aficionado, copywriter/editor, University of Maryland Global Campus
"The Ballad of Lady Vigilance is an elegiac rumination navigating effortlessly the sands of Egypt, the Homeric universe, the Dionysian prerogative, the Sermon on the Mount, the Death on the Cross, and Descartes certainty. Along the way, Noam Chomsky discourses, Raphael engorges, Da Vinci contemplates, and popes pontificate and desecrate. In this meander from thought to fleeting thought, aphorisms abound, puns stake ground opposite vicious wordplay and frenetic enjambments. It is Howl in the throes of another malignant century. The poet, a purposeful Cassandra, discloses Life, splayed open, is like an incessant river of time; and if we're not careful, we might drown. An impish line causally tossed insists, If you are sad, I recommend smiling. I recommend reading it."
- Jose Faus, artist and writer, adjunct faculty, Kansas City Art Institute
"Alexej Savreux has committed a great crime in these days of capitalism, thought control (social media), and consumerism: He has disturbed the field and upset the status quo. Sometimes quiet, other times screaming, these poems serve humanity in its little bits and pieces, as well as in its massive self. Unfortunately for us, the book comes to an end. But the act has been done and we are better for it."
-Patrick Dobson, author of When the Titans Sleep and Other Dreams and a brief infidelity