This is a witty, perceptive book . . . . Ruggieri’s triumph, breaking through in poem after poem, is her refusal to drown in the bitter seas one inevitably swims in . . . .Her humor is caustic. . . The poems have a tough vulnerability, and vulnerable people are so much more interesting than those who claim to have their shit together.
Craig Underwood on Concrete Madonna published in Pawn Review.
“…at once bitter and lyrical and full of the mordant wit Ruggieri brings to all her work.”
Robin K. Willoughby in Niagara Erie Writers Newsletter