Readers will scarcely miss the erotic element in Diana Whitney’s saucily entitled and brilliant book…
Her hungry heart and eye invade her entire universe to such an extent that, if it did not exist, we should have to invent the adjective
charged. These poems virtually leap at us from the page. What a debut!
- Sydney Lea, Vermont Poet Laureate
Behind Diana Whitney’s debut collection of poetry…is a tremulous spirit full of wonder
and imaginative agitation. Her poems are ancient secrets that luxuriate as much in the natural world as they do in the ancient
sources and songs of her forebears and our wondrous lives as humans who desire and love. Such an abundance of torrential
light will be felt long after this book is read.
- Major Jackson
This is a collection full of surprises, visceral and musical, physical and intellectual…
The leaps and confessions of these speakers offer a thrill ride for the reader, but the sound never falters,
and Diana Whitney doesn't write what's not worth quoting. Who can do that? This poet can and does.
- Laura Kasischke