"For all the work’s gravity, its plangent soulfulness, there is plenty of play here too, a girlishness even that feels completely winning. Here is the aching fragility of things, our world in all its gorgeous, tactile, actuality."
"With a keen eye and a sure touch, she has developed a wholly original slant on the quotidian. This is the world as we almost know it: risky and seductive."
"Delightful and exuberant poems of presence and recollection. Sally Goldsmith is a poet-naturalist with a wonderful eye, but also a fine ear for the language of the living world."