Reviews - Keeping Bees
"The poems in Keeping Bees are vivid and visceral, sensual and sexy, holy and profane. They are suffused with a zestful physicality whether Xidous is describing eating peaches, figs or tomatoes, or the raw desire of two lovers together".
The Galway Advertiser
"[T]he gift of being able to subtly eroticise even the most mundane things [...], at her best, she's reminiscent of a female Cohen".
Olaf Tyarensen, Hotpress
"Poetry should make you think. Ms Xidous's lines about men inheriting their mother's hands had me examining my own delicate cuticles in a whole new light[...]. Ms Xidous is a very talented performance wordsmith who manages to draw on both the evocative imagery from her own experience and mind, and the Western tradition, to deliver an impact that leaves one contemplative".