"Alysia Harris’s poems are sumptuous and ruthless and governed by a voice that is pure accelerant. The poems in HOW MUCH WE MUST HAVE LOOKED LIKE STARS TO STARS effortlessly collapse antiquity into modernity, the religious into the erotic, and death into life. "

-- John Ebersole 

"A wild glory suffuses the poetry of Alysia Harris. Here, the body is neither villainous nor detached from the imbedded songs of wonder, justice, and history.Poem after poem she demonstrates an instinctive glamour in speech that is artful, humane, and profoundly alive." 

-- Major Jackson