The poems seems to have a deceptive declarative quality, a rawness that lends the illusion of being resigned to endure a violence made common, blunt, raw, frank. But the poems assert themselves, and sinister gestures of hatred and self-hatred.
Vance, Caitlin. "Caitlin Vance folio." Corresponding Voices (2016): 45-57.. https://surface.syr.edu/correspondingvoices/vol9/iss1/8