“From canine reincarnation to the overcoming of physical and emotional trauma within an immigrant community, Rachel Dacus’ new book is as deliciously diverse as it is spellbinding.” – Mark Blickley, Playwright and author of Sacred Misfits.
“In Gods of Water and Air, Rachel Dacus turns a painterly eye onto both the nooks and crannies of our world — ‘hints of rose madder in the cerulean,’ a palm tree’s ‘rigid, rattling arguments’ — and ‘the blue immensity’ that holds us all. — Molly Fisk, author of The More Difficult Beauty and Blow-Drying a Chicken.
“Each poem in this collection is masterfully written, brimming with observation’s ardor.” — Deema Shehabi, author of Thirteen Departures from the Moon.
“Dacus’ book will invite you to journey with her through adventures in art museums, pie baking, and eagle-spotting.” – Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of Becoming the Villainess and She Returns to the Floating World.
“This is a book to relish for such insights, by a poet clearly up for the ride, and not afraid of the risks.” — Rhina Espaillat
“Rachel Dacus ravels and unravels the rich uncertainties of life. Her poems, strange, but startlingly familiar, seize and hold the reader. — Ruth Daigon
“One of the most full-breathed, transfiguring books I have partaken of for a long time.” — Naomi Shihab Nye
“Rachel Dacus’ main concern in these poems comprises the relationship between woman and nature, addressing finally the nature of spirituality. Her writings are sensitive; her skill of the highest order.” — Jane Morris, Editor, Primeval Press
“Carefully-crafted meditations framed by well-chosen music and sound-effects to create a constantly changing aural landscape.”