William Rose Benet
"I certainly do not find these poems pornographic. They are direct and free, quick with life and warm with remembered passion. The imagery is sensuous and exact, but no more graphic or pornographic than the images in the Song of Songs. It is remarkable how Benton has varied the erotic theme and the overtones of physical love."
"Walter Benton's verse seems to me full of real poetic feeling. He has sometimes splendid images 'like God striking a match across the cathedral ceiling and other expressions of unusual beauty; and his emotional quality is direct and intense."
Van Wyck Brooks