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The Revisionist

The unusual case of a contemporary poet whose most public, expansive voice is his most authentic.

— Helen McNeil, Times Literary Supplement

  

With all the Whitmanesque expansiveness there is a laid-back quality in Crase, a cool reminiscent of Ashbery in many of his modes and, for this reader, of the early Miles Davis.

— Frederick Garber, The American Poetry Review

 

That Crase's invocation of the Whitmanian poetic tradition can be so powerful after all these years of overuse and abuse is a small miracle of revisionism itself.

— Phoebe Pettingell, The New Leader

 

What separates Crase from other Ashbery-influenced poets, not to mention Ashbery himself, is the exhilarating (though hard-won) optimism that leaps from every page of The Revisionist.

— Rachel Wetzsteon, Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry

 

One of the most important poets of his generation. 

— Roger Gilbert, Oxford Companion to 20th-century Poetry in English


For sheer ambition, ingenuity, and wit, Crase stands alone.

– Jay Parini, The New Republic