"What Walker gives readers in this new book is not simply the voice of York... but a profusion of individualized voices, more then a dozen, which range fro York and William Clark to York's father, to his father's wife, Rose, York's unnamed slave wife, and his Nez Perce wife, but which include inanimate objects like York's hunting shirt, his hatchet, and his knife." " John Lang, Emory and Henry College
"Frank X Walker is one of the most important voices in contemporary Appalachian poetry." John Lang, Emory and Henry College"
"In his newest work, Frank X Walker not only produces a fresh harvest of voices: he does so in eloquent, poetic form. Walker gives voice to other equally important historical voices, thereby sharpens the focus on the goodness and failings of all humans, and all the while widening the lens of truth known as history." Big Muddy"
"Frank X. Walker is one of the most important voice in contemporary Appalachian poetry, someone who, like the medicine man in this new volume's "Real Medicine," "sing[s] a healing song." Southern Quarterly"
"Walter's poetry is intelligent, relatable, emotional, and engaging all at the same time. He takes regional stereotypes and shatters them, showing readers through literary devices that the Appalachian region has much more to offer than what stereotypes lead those outside the region to believe. The Sentinel-Echo" Rob McDaniel, The Sentinel-Echo