"Intelligent, restless originality." --"The Guardian"
"If there is an unspoken limit on how many exclamation marks a poet should use during their career, British poet Ford has surpassed it with bursting, exuberant abandon. . . these selected poems are an exercise in play that energetically flaps against time. . . This collection should make Ford's name a familiar one to more American readers." --"Publishers Weekly"
"This is not a poetry of incident and handily derived precis but rather of choreographed tension and inspired utterance." --Albert Mobilio, "New York Times"
"Ford's poems, elaborated from a witty and sinister imagination, 'work' in that instinctual way, allowing details to rise into salient being and beautiful formal shape for the reader as for the poet." --"The New York Review of Books"
"Ford helps American readers take pleasure in seeing with fresh eyes a country they know too well to notice. . . poetry this strange, felt, terrifying, physical, cerebral, and real is indeed a conjuring act." --"Boston Review"
..".his poems are nothing short of carefully contained energy." --"Cleaver Magazine"
"Ford is at once a veteran of pop culture and a connoisseur of the desperation of high culture, an indoor reader of the past but also an outdoor breather of physically felt atmospheres. His generation of English poets is still in formation but I believe Ford to be one of its eventual definers, as Ashbery was crucial to postwar writing in the United States." --Helen Vendler
"Ford's poetry is light and agile and sometimes sweet, but it also has a disconcerting way of turning sharp and naughty and even sinister." --John Ashbery
"Readers who like some puzzles along with their pleasures, and who admire sophisticated thinking in verse, will find Ford one of the best young poets we have--one attuned in sad, clever, intricate ways to how we speak now, and what we suspect of ourselves." --Stephen Burt, "Times Literashow more