“Norris’ poems are characterized by generosity and compassion, as plain and spacious as the prairie life that has engendered many of them.”—Publishers Weekly
“A spiritual bravery allows her to live in a way that reduces external interference with teh inner voice. As a result, Norris has written some of the finest and most scrupulously honest religious poems of her generation.”—Thomas R. Smith, Ruminator Review
"Although this book is a celebration, in that word's finest meaning, there is no sense of a festival of fame or publicity. Here is a poet who with wit, sharp intelligence, joy, and an all-seeing eye praises life from the ordinary to the sublime."
—Geraldine C. Little, Belles Lettres
“Their apparent simplicity wrought with subtlety and resonance, Norris's poems are characterized by generosity and compassion, as plain and spacious as the prairie life that engendered them." —Publisher's Weekly
". . . .she has inherited [Emily] Dickinson's view that the thing that inspires is the thing to be celebrated. The reader can often sense Ms. Norris's sheer pleasure in writing." —Susannah Hunnewell, New York Times Book Review