Guest Post: Sivan on "The Book of Esther" by Stacey Zisook Robinson March 10, 2015 “Vashti Refuses the King’s Summons” by Edwin Long (1879). Public Domain image. Purim! Poetry! Female oppression! Sivan talks disgraced queens, feminist reinterpretation, and "The Book of Esther" with poet Stacey Zisook Robinson. Check it out now on As It Ought To Be.