"Almontaser's daring debut both speaks to and transcends the times."–BookPage
"Threa Almontaser's The Wild Fox of Yemen is a vast and celebratory exploration of language, family, and diasporic identity."–Ploughshares
"The spirit of Whitman lives in these poems that sing and celebrate a vibrant, rebellious body with all its physical and spiritual entanglements. Formally and linguistically diverse, these bold, defiant declarations of 'reckless' embodiment acknowledge the self's nesting identities, proclaiming the individual's intricate relations to others, the one in the many and the many in the one."–Harryette Mullen, judge's statement for the Walt Whitman Award
"Really one could not say enough good things about the poems of Threa Almontaser in The Wild Fox of Yemen. . . .
With counterpoints of old and new worlds, and full love and care for possibility, in brilliant rushes of language, these poems know it's so hard to be all we are, but they rise to every occasion."–Naomi Shihab Nye
"In these astonishing poems, [Threa Almontaser] razes all that would constrict her, forges new possibilities. Her language is rebellious, mischievous, curious, rich with refusals and tenderness. Her imagination startles. . . . It also eulogizes, translates, heckles. The Wild Fox of Yemen
is an intoxicating debut."–Eduardo C. Corral
"It's thrilling to discover such a staggeringly self-assured debut, to feel in the unmistakable presence of The Real Thing."–Kaveh Akbar