As long as we're in the me zone, I thought I'd link to a few spots where people said nice things about my book:
- William Walsh at the Kenyon Review: "Gabbert writes smart and knowing poems that show the evolution of an idea."
- Eileen Tabios: "such fragile-nesses are difficult to textually manifest-- a lovely achievement."
- Leigh Stein at the No Tell blog: "I would like to go to the beach with Elisa and make her sing the greatest hits of the '90s to me."
- Megan and Corey at Oh, Young Lions: "This was a refreshing take on human want. And yet the language comes off as poet-casual. She makes the meta-poetic conversational" ... "The Blogpoem section of the book is probably my favorite, and Gabbert gives us more of those sharply captured moments of anxiety."
- Hannah Miet: "I like the way her thoughts fall out."
- Jared Wahlgren at Amazon: "This book is haunting in a good way, if that's possible. The concepts of reality, future, the moment, death & exiting are all common. Between tennis matches, no one knows what exactly happens, what is reality, what is dream, what is death?"
- Ben Mirov at BOMBLOG: "Gabbert’s ability to balance elements of surprise with a well-wrought topology of ideas is representative of a type of precision and expertise that runs throughout The French Exit."
(Title stolen from a comment on my last post.)