Elizabeth Spires says:


"The work of these graceful, compassionate poems is to come to terms with the accumulating 'errors' of childhood and adulthood which culminate, finally, in the failure of a marriage. Wheeler Lane persuasively exposes our 'fluent ignorance' in the face of personal loss, even as it traces the deepening of a woman in mid-life who bravely acknowledges 'I hold on,/knowing how fast we grow/to be filled,/ to ripen past ripeness, to fall.' It is in such recognitions that these poems powerfully locate themselves."

--Elizabeth Spires