"The book contains works of the everyday, the ordinary experiences . . . but it also contains poems of the extraordinary, the sublime, those moments of heightened awareness in which we know why we say yes to the private journeys we take through our various geographies. . . . A spiritual adventure." Western American Literature
"A significant contribution to our literature in general." World Literature Today
"Ortiz is marvelously adept at capturing the moody stages of cabin fever, wonder for the endurance of the land, and the quiet humility of a semi-foreign culture." Booklist
"The poetry of Simon Ortiz is wind, rain, light, and desert. He reminds us what we have lost, what we love, and what we must recover to see the world whole, even holy."
Terry Tempest Williams
"A masterpiece, a symphony composed of poems of celebration and prayers for survival in America's prairie winter of the soul." Leslie Marmon Silko