Derek Walcott, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature: "Responsibility and delight are the tone of the true poet, a joy in the craft that supercedes its themes, however afflicted, and on every page of this book Melissa Green’s reverential elations uplift and soothe the reader as naturally and cleanly as the morning wind."
Ann Fallon: "Melissa Green's Squanicook Eclogues addresses our need to live in harmony with our environment."
Sean Campbell: "Melissa Green's readers will surely feel that they too are touching upon generations, of poetry and poets."
David Miller: "Her poems are fully engaged with the richness of the world as it is, to a degree that can be breathtaking."
J. Mae Barizo: "The unique isolation at the source of her voice resembles the shuttered but explosive urgency of an Emily Dickinson poem."
William Logan: "No other young poet is so contented, so thrilled, merely to catalogue nature’s changes, or to craft them into a deliberately turned formal verse that takes an almost shocked delight in its own daring."
Marie Howe: "These are poems written by a survivor, a poet, a woman pulled back to life by 'savior language'."
Janeil Page: "Some poets are gifted with a facility for language, or with unusual control, or with the unique camber of their lens; Green has all of these attributes."
Ann Fallon: "This ‘joy in the craft’ is evident throughout the book and harmonises with the untameable aspects of nature which her poetry engages fully with . . . This collection deserves to be read, and loved and re-read, and eventually passed on to future generations. "