These poems are striking not only for Crummey's skilful use of language and imagery, but for his ability to capture small moments that will be immediately recognizable to most readers. Tender but also at times chilling... the faces [Under the Keel] conjures are hauntingly engaging, and the sentiments it conveys echo long after the end has been reached.
- Quill and Quire, starred review
[Crummey] has a remarkable ear and a useful memory of times past that are still redolent in this changing present.
- Ottawa Citizen
[Crummey’s poems] are the fairy tales of real life.
- Atlantic Books Today