"Vine proves himself a raconteur ... in control of his craft ... a fine writer ... whose work attains melodic, honorable engagement with a variety of challenges."                               —The Rumpus

"Ryan Vine's poems cut something out of me but put more back."                                           —Bob Hicok

"Exceptional...deadly...the poet as Dennis Lehane." —Thomas McCarthy

“There is precision in these poems, and clarity and emotional intelligence -- the collection is varied but the scope only broadens with each new piece. Beautiful writing.” 

                                   —Ilya Kaminski