"At times disarmingly straightforward, at others elegantly convoluted, Sarah Manguso's poems evade and persuade us of the perils and fleshed restitutions of the imaging, mortal life. Again and again, their language inhabits the cusp between playfulness and dark revelation, between gaming and cri de coeur so we are torn, reading, between consolation and alarm. With an apocalyptic exuberance as well as the clarity of truthful recall, The Captain Lands in Paradise has an impact that belies its marvelously deft touch." --Dean Young
This book has become on of my favorites in my poetry collection. Manguso's intelligent, moving poetry is full of dark, fall-on-your-knees humor. Read morePublished on November 17, 2005 by L. Mitchell
Manguso uses words like lasers to clear away the gunk on the coffin door of your whole soul, so you can finally lift the lid and see that the only thing inside are a few charcoal... Read morePublished on May 15, 2005 by E. E. Kuersten
I mostly read novels but was very glad to discover Sarah Manguso's poetry. Her writing is an unexpected combination of dream and epigram -- you wouldn't believe that it'd work, but... Read morePublished on August 17, 2002 by "alias_alas"