“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."
The humor in Knox’s poetry is used with precise skill. Indeed, behind every comic moment is a tragedy shouting through its megaphone. Knox never gives the impression that comedy is her only purpose.
"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."