"Wendy Trevino is my leader in craft. Cruel Fiction is my courage before a county judge. Born captive, I am inspired to at least take back my likeness. Against industrialists who know that in fire we are at home. One more poem could put the ghetto on the brink of irreversible rebellion. The continuum of slave fields will all know justice and Trevino has a proletariat story for every city this side of 2008." –Tongo Eisen-Martin, California Book Award 2018, American Book Award 2018
"Interweaving colonial and personal history, Wendy Trevino's deceptively plainspoken poems carry readers back to an unsettled past where unity is not a precondition for concerted political action, but a product of it. Alert to such possibilities illuminated by an upsurge of radical social movements across the globe, these are wonderfully and militantly untimely poems." – Chris Chen, The New Inquiry
"Trevino's valiant collection is a must read" – Poetry Foundation Book of the Year 2016, for "Brazilian Is Not a Race"