“The only way out of a first-rate poem is its ending, so strong is its pull on the reader’s attention. Meghan O’Rourke writes this kind of poem again and again, releasing us only after her poems have fully cast their spell.” (Billy Collins)
“Accessible yet sharp-edged . . . a moving exploration of loss and redemption.” (Publishers Weekly)
“A fugue of death and resurrection with emotions like a heart-shaped trap.” (Washington Independent Review of Books) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.