CRITICS HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT SHERMAN ALEXIE'S POETRY:
"So wide-ranging, dexterous and
consistently capable of raising your neck hair that it enters at
once into our ideas of who we are and how we might be
Alexie's is one of the major lyrical voices of our time."
--James R. Kincaid, The New York
Times Book Review
"A young writer who is taking the
literary world by storm
a superb chronicler of the Native American
an overwhelmingly exciting voice
he is a master
of language, writing beautifully, unsparingly, and straight to the
--Chris Fatz, The Nation
"There is enough
love, heartbreak, and ironic intelligence in this small book to
fill an encyclopedia
.Strong medicine&emdash;but a medicine
needed by us all."
Alexie's recent success as a novelist overshadows the fact that
he is one of the best young poets writing in America today
book] proves Alexie is a poet first and a fiction writer second."
--Ray Gonzalez, The Bloomsbury
"An impressive mosaic of emotions
and subjects, deployed with wit, intelligence and haunting insights
vision is Whitmanic in all his embracing love of humanity."