"Accounting for Kentucky's vibrant literary tradition, especially poetry, is like trying to analyze what makes a delicious burgoo.... Maybe our writerly tradition grows from the fact that Kentucky is a place where people know who they are and who their people were, a relatively homogeneous population with an accessible past that has both richness and a darker hue."Richard Taylor, former Kentucky poet laureate"
"Kentucky poets love their commonwealth, its natural beauty, its complex and troubled history, its family stories, as well as the strangeness that runs through all of them like a river. What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets brings together a range of poets, from Wendell Berry to Davis McCombs, to give us a regional treat that is, in truth, a national treasure."Andrew Hudgins, author of After the Last War: A Narrative and Ecstatic in the Poison: New Poems"
"The vibrant voices in What Comes Down to Us are like each poet's diction bold, inventive, evocative and spot-on." Louisville Courier Journal"