The writing is so eloquent, imaginative, and spiritual that it seems like an impressionist painting, a painting in which the artistic technique deliberately creates a sensual encounter with nature to invoke human sentiment ... a clear demonstration of Bitsui’s poetic range, his ability to break forms and write unique poems for each subject ... a short, yet very engaging, collection. It demands multiple reads, which is evidence of strong poetry. The natural and gritty images paint dynamic landscapes that balance myth and reality. Strongly influenced by Bitsui’s Native American heritage, the collection fuses cultural storytelling with trained poetics to create a collection of spiritually moving poetry.
A brilliant and timely collection ... refuses either aesthetic alienation or nihilistic dread. Rather, their accumulation produces an opposite effect, drawing readers toward both the work’s affective core and its material conditions alike ... particularly remarkable in its portrayal and philosophy of the natural world.
The formal integrity of Bitsui’s lines enables seamless transitions from the momentary to the timeless, from each disorienting and dazzling idea to the next ... Bitsui’s exhilarating poetics lay in the blur of time, the slow and sure slide from ghostlike ideas into haunted-looking things, in constant erasure and redrawing.