– “Mara you are too f&*%ing talented! To put words together as you do…blows my mind!” – Nicky W.
– “Wow. Mara. You have really catapulted since the days we first met. Congratulations on realizing the dream of talent recognition. You are talented!” – Brenda Melton
~ “Mara, this is one of your best… another high score” – Skat A via PoetrySoup.com in regards to A Voice to Carry (A Mara Prose Poem)
~ “There’s a lot of wisdom in what you say and I like the way you say it.” ~ Author Anne P. Collini, author of the book The Human Ambit.
~ “Congratulations! You’ve penned a wonderful verse and I’m excited to inform you that your poem “The Masks We Wear” has advanced to the semi-final round of Poetry Nation’s National Amateur Poetry Competition” ~ Poetry Nation