The unusual case of a contemporary poet whose most public, expansive voice is his most authentic.
– Times Literary Supplement
More like poetry than a commonplace book, the motley of the quotations hanging together like the stanzas of one epic soliloquy.
– Tin House
Crase's work is itself a reclassification, in which taxonomy becomes poetry, paintings serve as love letters, and gardens rival art.
– The New Yorker
The book is slender, but the writing's density gives it the fullness of almost anyone else's thick tome. And the reach is enormous.