Melinda Wagner: Proceed, Moon

There is childlike wonder in [“Proceed, Moon”], the vigorous gestures of an imagination without pretense…bumps of surprise, eruptions of extravagance, layers of delicacy, even what one might call celestial crickets. Wagner’s writing is confident…

–Nancy Malitz, Chicago on the Aisle

Martin Bresnick: Passions of Bloom: Whitman, Melville, Dickinson

…exemplifies the mind’s intense attachment and attention to the written word in its most fervent and deeply American uses. …the quality of the lines incorporated, and the distinct tones and musical interplay of the different sections, makes for a riveting listening experience.

–Donald Brown, New Haven Review

Martin Bresnick: Passions of Bloom: Whitman, Melville, Dickinson

…brilliant, humanizing, engaging art.

–Steve Mentz, The Bookfish

Melinda Wagner: Proceed, Moon

…”Proceed Moon” is a strong, audacious and compelling work. … Wagner’s colors and effects came through boldly with impressive clarity and transparency even in the most uninhibited sections.

–Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review