‘Madame Sosostris Explains’ starts off with some clever and well written Romani influenced poems. Clarissa Simmen’s poems are lyrical and full of mystic. It is obvious that her culture has influenced her poems to a great degree and through her poems you get a peek into the gypsy way. Her later poems are more introspective, more about herself, her family and her life. I’m not an expert on poetry. I like some and others bore me. I enjoyed my evening with ‘Madame Sosostris Explains’. Thanks Clarissa Simmens!