"Stuart was not afraid to proclaim herself as a woman entitled both to love and affection from men and to her independence. But nor is she afraid to expose her wounded heart . . . Her directness, and her theme of relations between men and women, also give these poems a much more contemporary feel than might be imagined." [Scottish Book Collector]

"The poems are elegant and pointed...This is an unexpected gem which I hope initiates new interest in Stuart's lively work." [Chapman]

"There are perfect poems in this selection, most of them also have flaws - lines, and sometimes syntax, that don't quite work. However, it is easy to forgive Muriel Stuart for that, because she's so dynamically experimental. Her reach sometimes exceeds her metrical grasp, but then so it should, or what's Parnassus for?" [Helena Nelson, in The Dark Horse]