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.