Governor General's Literary Awards, 2013, Short-listed, The Polymers.
...a must-read for chemists interested in the plastic limits of culture; for poets interested in the cultural limits of plastics; for environmentalists keen on linguistics; for lovers of the weirdly incongruous; and for all of us denizens of the not so distant future...
- Gulf Coast
This is smart poetry, evasive poetry, deeply specific poetry and it is worth the challenge.
- Winnipeg Review
Between being amused at the interjections Dickinson makes into usually scientific conventions, forms and language, and being enthralled by the occasional breath-taking metaphorical leap that extends far deeper than the surface level lightness, I couldn’t put this book down once I’d opened it.
- Lemon Hound
A wildly experimental and chemically reactive work, The Polymers thrills and provokes. You’ll never look at the world of a poem — or the world itself — in the same way again.
- Open Book Toronto