"Captivates with its joie de vivre ... hinges on a carnivalesque lens through which the poet filters the body and its boundless passions. The corporeal enters the poem like a string quartet: bladder, teeth, asshole, knees, all playing their minor fugues, erotic and elemental...."
"Condensing a war, an outbreak, an apocalyptic flourishing of the sky, and a girl’s coming of age evolution into the length of a novella....Leaving us in a state of exploded-open Ruination, Shinkle slyly invites us to pick up the pieces, to reassemble ourselves anew."
Abby Hagler reviews Selah Saterstrom's brilliant Ideal Suggestions: Essays In Divinatory Poetics (Essay Press, 2017): "A book dedicated to not only showing the link between the diviner and the writer, but also to helping a reader recognize the diviner within."
"Everything’s here, from clear & concise technical instruction, to tales of occult anti-Nazi ww2 actions, to self-care ... to recipes for spells ... for hexing the NRA, for justice for victims of police violence, for healing the Earth, for reproductive rights."