Indie poet Kerry O'Connor, Chief Toad at the writing community Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, reviewed Responsive Pleading at her poetry blog, Skylover. Here is an excerpt:
I cannot recommend this book in strong enough terms. You must read it for yourself, and appreciate the soul behind the poetry. This is a voice of the post post-modern era, a voice brave enough to "blow its own trumpet" and speak to the inner ear of everyman, and everywoman.
Kerry also says about Marian's writing: "[Her] work is characterized by a sparseness of expression, and the compact nature of her imagery."