"Knox’s aesthetic falls somewhere between Carson McCullers’s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and John Waters’s film Pink Flamingos. Each voice carries its own tragedy, perversion, American darkness...And there is the surprising tidiness of her writing, despite its pace and the amount of stuff she packs in. She writes the way Dean Moriarty parks cars."
—The Poetry Review
“A carefully and artfully designed tour, one fueled by the joint energies of guilt and violence and of the poet’s gift for the propulsive sentence, the tight and resonant line.”
”Though many tout Knox’s humor as her most popular quality, like the best technicians of comedy it is the jugular she goes for, by way of the jocular. Knox’s voice comes at us courageous and stouthearted, sticking her flag deep in the soil of this weird and wicked world."
"If Jennifer L. Knox is a lot of 'fun,' she is also one of the bluntest, most cutting poets in the country. And one of the most consistent."